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    BENTON COUNTY WA - IN TWO YEARS: $1,000,000 for illegal immigrants

    IN TWO YEARS: $1,000,000 for illegal immigrants

    KEPRTV.com
    By Abby Acone
    Published: Dec 15, 2012

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    Action News uncovered the high costs for illegal immigrants staying at the Benton County jail. In the past two years, the county has paid more than a million dollars to house them.

    This year, the number of locked up illegal immigrants has remained steady--- with about 22 behind bars at any given time. Officials say it's their responsibility to house these inmates - all for the community's safety.

    "It's our job to enforce the law. And we don't for immigrant laws; that's the job of the federal government. But if somebody is arrested for a criminal charge, that's the Benton County's Sheriff's Office duty to house them," said Benton County Jail Commander Jon Law.
    And the cost to house an illegal immigrant each day is $68.

    source: IN TWO YEARS: $1,000,000 for illegal immigrants | Local & Regional | KEPR CBS 19 - News, Weather and Sports - Pasco, WA
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    It would be cheaper to deport them.
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