You are not connected. Please login or register

View previous topic View next topic Go down  Message [Page 1 of 1]

SSC


Admin
Facing Budget Shortfall, Texas Spends $250M on Illegal Immigrant Care

Published August 20, 2010
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/08/20/facing-budget-shortfall-texas-spends-m-illegal-immigrant-care/?test=latestnews
| Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas spent at least $250 million in the past year for medical care and imprisonment of illegal immigrants and other non-citizens.

The House State Affairs Committee heard testimony in Austin. Lawmakers who convene in January could face a projected $18 billion budget shortfall.

Jerry McGinty, with the Texas Department of Corrections, says prisons last month had 11,766 inmates who are foreign citizens and housing them costs $171 million annually. The federal government reimburses 10 percent.

Rick Allgeyer, with the Health and Human Services Commission, said Wednesday that health care to illegal immigrants cost Texas nearly $100 million.

Rep. Pete Gallego of Alpine says there could be significant effects if public agencies were asked to reallocate resources to check citizenship.

View previous topic View next topic Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 1]

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum