Wes Hickman (202-224-5972) or Kevin Bishop (864-250-1417)
- 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
“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.