Georgia: CAIR and the Southern Poverty Law Center Join Forces to Block Data Collection in the Prison System

When I read Ann Coulter’s book “Adios America” I was struck by an important theme in the book and that is that she said it is virtually impossible to get information about immigration status of those incarcerated in America jails and prisons.

Adios America

Indeed this blog—Frauds and Crooks—is built around the generally accepted premise that a very large percentage of those jailed in the US are aliens mostly of the illegal variety, but including legal immigrants as well.

So if that isn’t true, why wouldn’t the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the SPLC want the data collected and put the issue to rest once and for all?

Of course, the answer is that they fear what the results would show!

Here from the Center for Immigration Studies we learn that not only do they not want the data collected, they are outright blocking legislation, at least in Georgia, that would require that information be collected and made available to the public!

 

If politics makes for strange bedfellows, then how much truer that is where immigration politics is concerned. The most recent proof of that was occasioned by a public hearing on an amendment to a bill introduced into the Georgia House of Representatives.

The bill is short and straightforward: It would require the Georgia Department of Corrections (DOC) to maintain statistics regarding the number of alien prisoners in its custody; what percentage they compose of the total population of state prisoners, with breakdowns by nationality; and, importantly, those against whom Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has filed detainers with the intent of taking them into custody to begin deportation proceedings upon release. It would also require those figures to be made publicly available.

At the hearing, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) was joined by Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) to argue against the bill, which we know courtesy of D.A. King, who attended the hearing and took a photo of the sign-in sheet.

This brings us back to that question of strange bedfellows, in this case, the SPLC and CAIR.

Author Dan Cadman describes both groups and continued, 

It would seem, then, that the only thing that these organizations share is an antipathy for any form of immigration enforcement, or anything that exposes to the light the kind of data that the bill might require.

More here.

I wanted to know if there was a federal law mandating the collection of this information.

 

Former AG Jeff Sessions was trying to get the data, see here,

Departments of Justice and Homeland Security Release Quarterly Alien Incarceration Report Highlighting the Negative Effects of Illegal Immigration and the Need for Border Security

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Before becoming Attorney General, Senator Jeff Sessions was the leading Senator attempting to protect America from an illegal alien invasion.

It is a long press statement from June of last year, but worth having a look at.

However, despite the first good efforts at collecting this kind of data, the following admission jumps out,

This report does not include data on the alien populations in state prisons and local jails because state and local facilities do not routinely provide DHS or DOJ with comprehensive information about their inmates and detainees—which account for approximately 90 percent of the total U.S. incarcerated population.

 

question markSo what could you do? If you are looking for a project at your state level, this would be a great issue to rally around.  See if your state collects such data?  Then maybe find a state legislator willing to push a bill requiring its collection (and requiring the data be made public)! And, while you are at it, find the cost to the taxpayer for every prisoner in your state.

14 thoughts on “Georgia: CAIR and the Southern Poverty Law Center Join Forces to Block Data Collection in the Prison System

  1. Similar to the democrat social terrorists of Chicago forcing the destruction of the police gang database because they deem it racist because 99% of gang members are black or other minority, so lets just destroy our society while in pursuit of total democratic dominance and authoritarianism.

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  2. Who is AAAJ in Atlanta? Good idea to take a pix of the sign in sheet. Now am wondering the outcome of this bill since there were more people for it on the sign in sheet than against. Thank the lord for citizen activists. We don’t have a group like CAIR and SPLC protecting us like they protect their leftwing and Islamists. Thanks Ann for keeping us informed.

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    1. I thought the same thing—take a picture of the sign in sheet if you go before a legislative committee. I don’t know AAAJ either.

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  3. There are currently 33 state prisons in the State of Georgia. There are over 50,000 inmates. Not only should we know who the aliens are that already have ICE detainers, we need to know who are the aliens that slipped through the ICE net, while they were in jail, and no detainer was placed.

    The Department of Corrections already has the computers, access to the ICE databases, and the training to run the checks accurately.

    Let’s bring these criminal aliens out of the shadows, and make sure they get removed from America when they complete their sentence.

    The only thing we owe to criminal aliens is a fair judicial process, a safe prison, and a swift removal.

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  4. If it were easily at hand from your own source on this Georgia affair, i’d wish to request a copy of that nice ‘simple bill’ to circulate in an effort to find help in my own state with this Georgia model as demonstration. The idea of circulating ‘models’ is handily used by the Tenth Amendment Center to encourage state legislators to add another idea that state laws are not window dressing and can challenge federal overreach.. Seems like this would also be needed in cases other than overreach… sort of addressing ‘underreach’ lol…. ttyl

    On Sat, Mar 9, 2019 at 7:49 AM Frauds, Crooks and Criminals wrote:

    > Ann Corcoran posted: “When I read Ann Coulter’s book “Adios America” I was > struck by an important theme in the book and that is that she said it is > virtually impossible to get information about immigration status of those > incarcerated in America jails and prisons. Indeed th” >

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    1. Check with the experts at the Center for Immigration Studies in DC. It’s a good idea to get copies of bills and send them around.

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      1. ASIANS ADVANCING JUSTICE in AMERICA The usual corp-funded and oppressed victims of borders, mostly Muslims. We call it Georgiafornia. BTW. The Republicans who run GA killed the bill. Way too much information to allow out.
        FYI I wrote the legislation. CIS does not work in the legislative area. Language is posted on my blog… TheDustinInmanSociety.org. Also ImmigrationPoliticsGA.com

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  5. Our state does not track this info in a centralized database however, a lot of the county sheriff departments DO apply for partial reimbursement for the costs of housing illegal aliens through the Bureau of Justice Assistance SCAAP program. You can access the program and the latest report (2017) here: https://www.bja.gov/ProgramDetails.aspx?Program_ID=86 download it.

    As you can see by the report, SOME of NC counties DO keep track of the number of illegal aliens that they process through their respective County jails. This information from NCFIre.com The info is included in the downloadable xls file on the SCAAP page, under column “I” listed deportable or ICE eligible.

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    1. In addition to illegal aliens, I think they should track all immigrants in the prison system whether they came illegally or through one of many programs such as the refugee program, temporary protected status, the diversity visa lottery—whatever!

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