It's "Amenesty For Illegal Immigrants Time"....AGAIN!
"So has Obama abandoned all hope of an immigration amnesty and embraced the pro-enforcement position?
Don't count on it. One of the few programs on the chopping block in the president's round of paltry budget cuts -- $17 billion in the context of a $3.4 trillion budget -- was the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP). SCAAP reimburses state governments for the cost of incarcerating convicts and criminals awaiting trial who are in the country illegally.
When President Bush tried to scrap SCAAP, Democrats in Congress and from border states protested. Congressman John Spratt (D-S.C.), now chairman of the House Budget Committee, protested that 'the need [for this program] cannot be overstated.' Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), who had to beat a Republican immigration hawk to get to Congress, complained that SCAAP 'has been consistently underfunded.' Gov. Janet Napolitano of Arizona, now Obama's secretary of homeland security, penned a Wall Street Journal op-ed demanding that the funds be restored."
Why do I get the feeling that those Dems who opposed amnesty last time will magically have changed their partisan minds this time around?