03/28/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Schwarzenegger: Save Money, Send Inmates To Mexico

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger suggested California could ease its crowded prison system by sending thousands of undocumented inmates to specially built jails in Mexico.

Speaking to reporters at the Sacramento Press Club, Schwarzenegger said California could ease its strained finances by a billion dollars if 20,000 illegal immigrants currently held in the state were housed across the border.

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