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One illegal alien has cost a North Carolina county more than $100,000

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As is the case throughout the virtual 'border state' of North Carolina, the residents of Durham County are paying a heavy price, both literally and figuratively for the influx of cheap, albeit, illegal labor which has now flooded their county. Of course, the fact that the county seat of Durham currently has a 'sanctuary policy' in place plays a major role in this costly problem.

In 2003, the Durham city council enacted Resolution 9046, which forbids police officers from inquiring into a suspect's immigration status, unless they are believed to have committed a "serious crime," such as rape, murder, etc. This policy has not only the full support of Mayor Bill Bell, but that of Durham Police Chief Jose Lopez as well.

One inevitable result of such a policy is an influx of foreign criminals. So, how much is it costing Durham County?

According to the Durham County Budget Office, the daily cost of housing an inmate in the county jail is $98. What follows is the list of inmates being held in the Durham County Jail with ICE holds (as of May 7, 2014):

-Aguilar, Edwin Norberto-Valle
Date Booked: 5/6/2014
Charge(s): DUI
Time in Jail: 1 day
Cost: $98

-Chaves, Silvestre Alvarado
Date Booked: 5/9/ 2011
Charge(s): Rape, Murder
Time in Jail: 1,084 days
Cost: $106,232

-Contreras-Palacio, Alfredo
Date Booked: 4/16/2014
Charge(s): Indecent Liberties w/Child, Kidnapping
Time in Jail: 22 days
Cost: $2,156

-Escribanio, Chontal Oasis
Date Booked: 3/29/2014
Charge(s): Two Counts of DUI
Time in Jail: 39 days
Cost: $3,822

-Garcia, Jose
Date Booked: 10/13/2013
Charge(s): Statutory Rape, Three Counts of Indecent Liberties w/Child, incest, crime against nature
Time in Jail: 206 days
Cost: $20,188

-Gomez, Jose Andres-Amador
Date Booked: 1/6/2013
Charge(s): DUI, Assault w/Deadly Weapon
Time in Jail: 486 days
Cost: $47,628

-Lopez, Rafael Inzunza
Date Booked: 1/22/2014
Charge(s): Six Counts of Drug Trafficking
Time Jail: 105 days
Cost: $10,290

-Luriano-Sanchez, Manuel
Date Booked: 4/1/2014
Charge(s): Drug Possession w/Intent to Sell
Time in Jail: 34 days
Cost: $3,332

-Machado, Hector Cruz
Date Booked: 11/13/2013
Charge(s): Three Counts of First-Degree Rape of a Child, Three Counts of Indecent Liberties w/Child
Time in Jail: 175 days
Cost: $17, 150

-Martinez, Irving
Date Booked: 12/14/2012
Charge(s): Assault w/Deadly Weapon, Attempted Murder, Robbery, Drug Possession, Gang Activity
Time in Jail: 509 days
Cost: $49, 882

-Perez-Alejandre, Jose Luis
Date Booked: 1/16/2014
Charge(s): Assault w/Firearm, Three Counts Assault w/Deadly Weapon w/Intent to Kill, Robbery, Larceny, Resisting Arrest
Time in Jail: 111 days
Cost: $10,878

-Ramirez, Sergio Rodriguez
Date Booked: 4/3/2014
Charge(s): Trafficking in Cocaine, Resisting Arrest
Time in Jail: 34 days
Cost: $3,332

-Rojas, Fidencio
Date Booked: 10/1/2013
Charge(s): Cruelty to Animals, First-Degree Sex Offense w/Child
Time in Jail: 218 days
Cost: $21,364

-Sanchez-Rios, Jose
Date Booked: 8/27/2013
Charge(s): Drug Trafficking
Time in Jail: 253 days
Cost: $24,794

-Torres, Francisco Santos
Date Booked: 7/14/2013
Charge(s): First-Degree Sex Offense w/Child
Time in Jail: 297 days
Cost: $29,106

-Walii, Hussein
Date Booked: 4/7/2014
Charge(s): Assault on a Female
Time in Jail: 30 days
Cost: $2,940

-Zuniga, Guzman Arnold
Date Booked: 4/6/2014
Charge(s): Assault on a Female
Time in Jail: 31 days
Cost: $3,038

It should be noted that these are not necessarily all of the illegal aliens currently being detained in the Durham County Jail, as it often take several weeks or months for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to issue a hold, after the detainee is reported by sheriff's deputies. For instance, an ICE hold was not returned for 92 days for Jose Sanchez-Rios, after he was booked for drug trafficking.

Additionally, the Durham County Sheriff's Office Most Wanted List, currently contains the following suspected illegal aliens:

-Diaz, Eustaquio Jaurez
DOB: 9/20/1982
Wanted For: Assault w/Deadly Weapon

-Reynoso, Ignacio
DOB: 6/27/1967
Wanted For: Drug Trafficking

-Valentin, Eliverio Angeles
DOB: 3/24/1988
Wanted For: Rape

Remember, these costs have been incurred by only one county in North Carolina. There are 100 counties within the Tarheel state.

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