CaliforniaÂ´s chief executive Arnold Schwarzenegger recently shared the off-the-wall proposal of housing illegal alien prisoners in Mexico .
According to the article entitled Governor Looks South of the Border for Prisons (San Francisco Chronicle, Wyatt Buchanan, January 26th, 2010):
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Monday that the state could save $1 billion by building and operating prisons in Mexico to house undocumented felons who are currently imprisoned in California. The governor floated the idea during an appearance at the Sacramento Press Club in response to a question about controlling state spending.
Here's how Governor Schwarzenegger described it:
"We pay them to build the prisons down in Mexico and then we have those undocumented immigrants be down there in a prison. ... And all this, it would be half the cost to build the prisons and half the cost to run the prisons," Schwarzenegger said, predicting it would save the state $1 billion that could be spent on higher education.
Hold it right there! Isn't Schwarzenegger admitting that illegal aliens put a financial strain on California?
Maybe the real solution would be simpler - keep illegal aliens out of California to begin with?