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CRS - Frequently Asked Questions on the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) (October 17, 2007)

CRS - Frequently Asked Questions on the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) (October 17, 2007)

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Order Code RL33431
Immigration: Frequently Asked Questions on theState Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP)
Updated October 17, 2007
Karma Ester Information Research SpecialistKnowledge Services Group
 
Immigration: Frequently Asked Questions on the StateCriminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP)
Summary
The State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) is a formula grant program that provides financial assistance to states and localities for correctionalofficer salary costs incurred for incarcerating “undocumented criminal aliens.”Currently, SCAAP funds do not cover all of the costs for incarcerating immigrantsor foreign nationals. The program is administered by the Office of Justice Programs’Bureau of Justice Assistance, which is located in the Department of Justice, inconjunction with the Department of Homeland Security. Between FY1997 andFY2005, a total of approximately $4.1 billion has been distributed to states inSCAAP funding.On January 5, 2006, the President signed the Violence Against Women andDepartment of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005 (P.L. 109-162), whichreauthorized SCAAP through FY2011, authorized appropriation levels at $750million for FY2006, $850 million for FY2007, and $950 million foFY2008-FY2011, and stipulated that SCAAP funds could only be used focorrectional purposes. Additionally, several bills were introduced in the 109
th
Congress to address SCAAP reauthorization, expand the program and limit itsavailability to border states. Other bills that would have reauthorized SCAAPincluded S. 188, H.R. 557, and H.R. 820. Notably, H.R. 820 would have limitedSCAAP funding to northern and southern border states and those states having oneof the five largest populations of unauthorized immigrants.The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006 (S. 2611) also contained provisions related to SCAAP and reimbursement for criminal alien costs. S. 2611as passed by the Senate, would have required the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to reimburse states and localities for costs associated withdetaining and processing undocumented criminal aliens, and authorizedappropriations for the program.This report will be updated as warranted by legislative, funding, or policydevelopments.
 
Contents
What Is SCAAP?..............................................1Who Is Eligible to Receive SCAAP Payments?......................1What Are the Award Criteria?....................................2What Is the Funding Level for SCAAP?............................2How Much Money Have the States Received in SCAAP Awards?.......3What Legislation Was Introduced During the 109
th
Congress?...........3
List of Tables
Table 1. SCAAP Awards by State: FY1997-FY2005......................5

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