Wednesday, February 16, 2005


Imprisoning Illegal Aliens -- In Mexico?


PHOENIX -- A bill that would have the state seek proposals to build a private prison in Mexico to house illegal immigrants cleared its first legislative hurdle Wednesday.

Nice thought, but I don't think this will ever happen.

First off, how much money, if any, would be saved by the U.S. building and administering a prison in Mexico for illegals, as opposed to just imprisoning them in the States? Somehow, I don't think it would be that much. I mean, what about the cost of getting prison personnel, and their families to relocate to Mexico? And needless to say, Mexico won't back it up one bit. After all, that government gets a lot of money when its citizens come here illegally and do grunt work. So if they're thinking of staffing this prison with Mexicans, what would be the point?

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