State Senator targets illegal immigrant inmates

Anne Arundel County state senator is continuing his efforts to better identify illegal immigrants in the state’s prison system, hoping an increased number of deportations could save Maryland money. Well, it will take more than that to save them money.

The Senator has proposed legislation to require the state Division of Parole and Probation to contact the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency if a pre-sentence investigation report indicates someone has an unlawful immigration status. What a great use of government resources, as if the Division of Parole and probation is not busy as it is, but well he is a Senator.

“The main issue was to catch them on the front end,” he said. “It has the potential to have quite a bit of savings. Every dollar we can save is certainly a benefit.”

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