Illegal aliens make Ellis County tons of money
JOEY G. DAUBEN
The Ellis County Press
WAXAHACHIE – Our county treasury gets padded quite nicely every year because of illegal alien deportations.
Here’s how: when illegal aliens are arrested for various crimes in Ellis County, they’re given a bond set by a judge or magistrate (magistrates can be mayors under state law) and can bail out if someone makes a 10 percent or 20-percent down payment to a bail bond company.
County coffers are infused with loads of cash each year because federal immigration officials, who are indirectly tied to this little scheme, seek to swoop in and have the illegal aliens deported before the suspects can appear in court.
Despite what a Dallas TV station reports, bail bonds companies end up footing the bill for these illegal aliens who don’t show up to court.
The next time you read a "bond forfeiture" in The Ellis County Press police/courts statistics inside, know that 75 percent of those forfeitures are due to illegal aliens "skipping" court dates because they’re being deported.
Some would argue its good to deport illegal aliens since they’re here illegally.
Yes, but my argument would be government is not in the business of making money, but they do it, which brings me to a common argument: why in the world would this county ever need another tax increase?
Maybe state Rep. Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie, and state Sen. Kip Averitt, R-McGregor, need to carry legislation in the next session (should they win their March 2 primaries) to bar illegal aliens from getting bond.
Why can’t law enforcement simply hold these illegals in jail until the Immigration and Naturalization Service come to pick them up?
Ah, but then there wouldn’t be any money in that, would there?
Crime does in fact pay.
Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.