Friday, November 12, 2010

Taxpayer Dollars Fund Luxury Detention Centers for Illegal Immigrants

ATLANTA -- Illegal immigration costs taxpayers an estimated $100 billion a year. Georgia picks up nearly $2.5 billion of that bill. The Federal Government is ordering changes on the taxpayers' dime. Channel Two Action News anchor Justin Farmer traveled back to Arizona to look at the new upgrades.

The list of upgrades is long. Better food, movie nights and much more. Critics say the changes are turning the facilities into country club holding centers that reward people who break the law.

Farmer visited a detention center near Florence, Ariz., where illegal immigrants are treated well compared to most jails. Only high-risk detainees are held in actual cells. The rest live in dorm-like areas. They are allowed to spend hours outside playing soccer.

Illegal detainees eat three meals a day. They are provided with free dental and health care, including surgery, all at the taxpayers' expense.

"Some of these detainees have never seen a medical provider in their life. We detect diseases they never knew they had," said Eduardo Preciado of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The federal government has ordered some of their privately run detention centers to provide more amenities for illegal immigrants...

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