Idaho county gets grant in reimbursement for over $43K spent housing undocumented people in jail
The State Criminal Alien Assistance Program reimburses local jurisdictions that house “undocumented criminal aliens”
CALDWELL, Idaho — Canyon County will accept thousands in grant money from the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program, to reimburse the county for housing undocumented people in the jail.
The Board of Canyon County Commissioners voted to accept $43,694 in grant money from the federal immigration program; this is nearly three times the typical annual amount the county has received over the past decade.
The State Criminal Alien Assistance Program is managed by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, under the U.S. Department of Justice, and gives money to state or local governments that incur costs from the incarceration of “undocumented criminal aliens” with at least one felony or two misdemeanor convictions in a specified yearlong period, according to the grant.
- Corrections Grants