There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are necessary to carry out the purposes of this section.
8 U.S. Code § 1365 - Reimbursement of States for costs of incarcerating illegal aliens and certain Cuban nationals
(a) Reimbursement of States
(b) Illegal aliens convicted of a felonyAn illegal alien referred to in subsection (a) is any alien who is any alien convicted of a felony who is in the United States unlawfully and—
whose most recent entry into the United States was without inspection, or
(c) Marielito Cubans convicted of a felonyA Marielito Cuban convicted of a felony referred to in subsection (a) is a national of Cuba who—
after such arrival committed any violation of State or local law for which a term of imprisonment was imposed, and
(d) Authorization of appropriations
(e) “State” defined
“That the Attorney General shall promulgate regulations to (a) prescribe requirements for program participation eligibility for States, (b) require verification by States of the eligible incarcerated population data with the Immigration and Naturalization Service, (c) prescribe a formula for distributing assistance to eligible States, and (d) award assistance to eligible States”.