Jun 15 2004

Graham Announces $432,000 to Cover Incarceration Costs of Illegal Aliens in South Carolina

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced South Carolina will receive $432,428 in federal funding to help cover the costs of incarcerating illegal aliens. The State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) funds will be made available to the State and several counties: State of South Carolina $323,486 Aiken County $1,969 Berkeley County $4,263 Charleston County $29,919 Cherokee County $1,186 Colleton County $3,208 Dorchester County $14,539 Florence County $6,490 Georgetown County $1,675 Horry County $29,503 York County $16,190 TOTAL $432,428 “Illegal aliens are a drain on the resources of South Carolina,” said Graham. “This program helps alleviate the financial burden of punishing criminals and helps keep South Carolinians safe.” SCAAP provides assistance to states and localities for the cost of incarcerating certain criminal aliens who are being held as a result of state and/or local conviction. The Program is administered by the U.S. Department of Justice. ####