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Susan I. Nelson

Here is an excerpt of an email from Julian Aguillar about the costs of "immigration holds:"

"I've reported briefly on some of the costs but you are correct, they are usually buried because local agencies don't want to admit how much the program costs and because the amount of time a detainee spends in detention always varies.

"This is something from a previous report of Secure Communities and the CAP.

"A study by the Community Engagement Center at the University of Texas at Austin found that taxpayers shelled out more than $1.3 million dollars in Travis County alone to house detainees in fiscal year 2008 under the Criminal Alien Program."

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