Homeland Security and ICE say they will present an Alternatives to Detention plan to Congress this Fall, possibly proposing moving jailed illegal aliens to converted hotels, nursing homes and residential facilities. Some illegals may be released with electronic monitoring or "intensive supervision."
Warped thinking out this Department of Homeland Security, once more.
Our detention system has some who have committed crimes, others whose crimes under federal law is a misdemeanor, others who have as I said before not committed a crime at all,” Napolitano said.Being in the U.S. illegally, is illegal - it is a crime. If some of these people are here for asylum, then that may be a different situation, but how many asylum-seekers do we have? i
DHS detained about 378,000 aliens last year, who at any given time “occupy 32,000 to 34,000 beds across the country,” Napolitano said at her press conference.From an ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) spokesman:
“a range of alternatives” were being considered, including releasing and supervising, rather than detaining, some illegal aliens who have been arrested."Non-prison-like" housing is the goal. "As many as 15,000 illegal aliens are already in ATD program, Brigham said."
Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano, has asked Sheriff Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona to please concentrate on arresting "criminal illegal aliens," rather than just "illegals." ICE and Homeland Security can follow the rule of law and concentrate on arresting each and every single person here illegally. No need to ever put them anywhere but a jail-like-facility, if you ship them home sooner rather than later.