Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Welcome to the Hotel California....Arizona....New Mexico....Texas

I just know this will make many folks' heads collectively explode when they hear about this.

It makes sense in a strange, perverse way; it saves the jail space for those who really need it and perhaps we'll process the others out more quickly.

But don't give them room service.

U.S. to house detained migrants in converted hotels

By Tim Gaynor

PHOENIX (Reuters) - The United States, criticized for holding illegal immigrants in overcrowded and poorly run jails, on Tuesday announced plans to convert hotels to detain some noncriminal immigrants.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said illegal immigrants ranging from criminals to newly arrived asylum seekers would be held in different facilities according to the risk they pose.

"This is a system that encompasses many different types of detainees, not all of whom need to be held in prison-like circumstances," Napolitano told a conference call.

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BTW enjoy the video, I think this is one of Rock's classic songs.