Special Detention Centers for Illegal Aliens?

Sounds like a pretty good idea and one that officials in South Carolina are looking into, according to WLTX in the Midlands.

Having special facilities here in Georgia like those envisioned next door for those that are already being detained as their deportation proceedings go forward could simplify the logistical process and, more importantly, help open up much needed bed space in our county jails.


  1. Goldwater Conservative says:

    Yeah…and then we can force them into uncompensated hard labor.

    That will teach them to not try to make better lives for themselves.

  2. jsm says:

    “That will teach them to not try to make better lives for themselves.”

    Actually, it might teach them to try to make better lives for themselves in a legal manner. Since when is having a better life defined as continually ducking the law and worrying about being caught?

    However, I imagine the ACLU would be all over this, screeching about discrimination.

  3. Rogue109 says:

    Yeah…and then we can force them into uncompensated hard labor.

    Uh….no. These facilities would be used for those where deportation proceedings have already been initiated. If they are already in the ICE system and have a “hold” placed on them, why should a county jail have them sit there for month after month while the system in Atlanta clogs through to reach their case?

    Plus, these facilities could be better equipped with personnel who are pre-selected based on language ability to further ensure that the basic needs of the inmates (medical, nutrition, etc.) are met.

  4. Goldwater Conservative says:

    No. I believe it should be regulated differently.
    The 2006 Senate Bill would have been sufficient.

    We should not be spending money on arresting them, incarcerating them and deporting them. That is just counterproductive. It should be handled in administrative court. Make them “legal,” have them pay a fine (monthly payments are fair and more affordable) put them at the back of the line if they would like to become citizens.
    Strengthen border security.

    Is that hard…no.

  5. jsm says:

    I wonder how county commissioners and sheriffs will line up on this. When law enforcement agencies implement the 287(g) program, the fed pays the local agency $50+ per day, after 72 hours, to house the illegals until ICE picks them up.

  6. moocher says:

    Just to be clear, you think the border should be open and that it be perfectly acceptable for an illegal immigrant pay a fine and wait out his citizenship within the United States?

    I’m just trying to stay consistent here. In your previous post you chose a more bleeding heart “making a better life for yourself” argument and your second was more pro-border security and dealing with the current problem.

    It seems contradictory to utilize emotional, sympathetic “make a better life for yourself” arguments, but to be in favor of denying these people “better lives” through increased border security.

    Or do you believe the current crop of illegal immigrants should have better lives, but all future illegal immigrants, including the poor women ad children, should be denied better lives?

    It seems as if that was the 1986 argument.

  7. Goldwater Conservative says:

    Increase border security will only prevent people from endangering their lives in the desert and from jumping the border.

    There are plenty of roadways that come into the country. I must have forgotten to mention what should be done about those.

    Hell, just make it easier (bureaucratically) to be permitted to cross the border. Open up a lane or two on the highway to sign up to be permitted to work in the US. It should be as easy, but responsible, as getting a library card. We would obviously need identification of some sort, go ahead and scan the finger prints of everybody, give them a temporary national id card that must be renewed with in some many weeks with their place of residence and employment.

    I do not know exactly how Homeland Security would have the process put in place, but it is not impossible and would not be too expensive.

    Thinking long term, there needs to be some kind of coordination and aid given to Mexico and South America to keep people down there.

  8. patriot says:

    G C…

    So you think we should PAY THEM not to break into our Country? Why should we subsidize their economy? Their citizens are here as interlopers doing a very robust job of transferring wealth to their home countries!

    We have laws and policies that determine who can come in, how many and when… we ARE a Soverign Nation, with the right and duty to maintain and protect our borders and our culture.

    President Bush TODAY is meeting with the Mexican and Canadian leaders with every intent of accelerating the dilution and deterioration of our Country.

    The Security and Prosperity Partnership, (which was encouraged to be “accelerated” in the 2007 McCain/Kennedy Immigration Reform bill) makes us LESS SECURE, and compels us to support our neighbors while we become HOST to unwelcome criminal “guests.”

    We cannot absorb all of those who “seek a better life” while ignoring and flaunting our laws, putting many of us in danger and the financial stability of our Social Services in jeopardy.

    I hope Sen. McCain will listen to the citizens of our fine Nation, and will build the fence, (not a BRIDGE!)

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