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Foreign-born convicts rush to apply for deportation

Foreign-born convicts rush to apply for deportation
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 7:40am

Texas convicts who once couldn't wait to sneak into the United States are now clamoring to get tossed out as quickly as possible.

State officials say the turnabout is due to a state law that took effect Sept. 1 to entice the state Board of Pardons and Paroles to parole increasing numbers of foreign citizens — as long as they are deported. The law, which applies to criminals convicted of violent and nonviolent crimes, was aimed at saving taxpayers money in a tight budget year by not having to house foreign-born inmates.

Click here to read the full report by the Austin American-Statesman.

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