"This is an impeachable offense, this is in direct violation of the oath of office -- defend and protect the Constitution of the United States and the people. We're opening the doors of prisons before the sequester has even happened, before there have even been any budget cuts -- this is so childish. Except the consequences are real for people that live nearby these detention centers."
Educate yourselves, this is just the latest oBOWma outrage.
House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday blasted the decision by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to release hundreds of jailed illegal immigrants and blaming federal budget cuts.
“It’s very hard for me to believe that they can’t find cuts elsewhere in their agency,” Boehner (R-Ohio) told CBS News. “I frankly think this is outrageous…I can’t believe that they can’t find the kind of savings they need out of that department short of letting criminals go free.”
ICE officials said they have released “several hundred” immigrants awaiting deportation because they couldn’t afford to hold them with an expected round of spending cuts set to take effect at the end of the week.
“In order to make the best use of our limited detention resources in the current fiscal climate and to manage our detention population under current congressionally mandated levels, ICE has directed field offices to review the detained population to ensure it is in line with available funding,” agency spokeswoman Gillian Christensen said in a statement Tuesday. “As a result of this review, a number of detained aliens have been released around the country and placed on an appropriate, more cost-effective form of supervised release.”
---------------obviously the Fake In Chief ordered the early release of these criminals.......
Yup dennis. It gets worse.....of course the obot grape kool aid drinkers are chugging, chugging, cause their black Nixon is a liar.
It was not some random guy acting on his own, not some free agent lone wolf, but rather orders were issued from Homeland Security "last week to reduce their illegal immigrant detainee populations to 26% below the legally required level, according to a research organization that monitors immigration issues. That reduction is significantly greater than those required by the impending budget cuts" in the sequester.
"According to Jessica Vaughan, policy director for the Center for Immigration Studies, ICE was recently ordered to reduce its detainee populations even further. 'Last week, ICE field offices all over the country were ordered to reduce the number of detainees from 34,000 to 25,000 by March 1,' Vaughan said in a post on the group's website." They were ordered to do this last week, not yesterday, last week.
That would indicate this was strictly a political ploy to ratchet up hysteria about the sequester cuts. But who gave this illegal order? And it is illegal. Who gave it and why? "ICE has refused to say how many detainees would be released and did not respond to requests to confirm Vaughan’s statistics. ... Janet Napolitano said the sequester cuts would eliminate funds needed to pay for the detention program.
"However, the reported 26% reduction in detainee populations reportedly ordered by ICE is significantly greater than the 8.2% reduction in ICE's budget required by the sequester." So if the sequester happened within the ICE budget, it would require 8.2% of the prisoners to be released. But last week, somebody got orders to release 26% of the detainees. Folks, I'm gonna tell you something: This is serious stuff.
In the first place, none of it was necessary, even for the budget reason.
It was not necessary to release one detainee. They have, in the illegal alien detention system, 34,000 beds, meaning room for 34,000 detainees. The number of detainees that we have at present is 31,000. There was room for 3,000 more. There was no reason to close the place or to let people go or to release people. Not only did they release people, they released practically three times the number they were supposed to.
ICE was given an order last week to reduce the number of detainees from 34,000 to 25,000 by March 1st. But they didn't have 34,000. They had 31,000. So this is strictly a political ploy. Now, the Washington Free Beacon is pointing out here that a 26% reduction in detainee populations reportedly ordered by ICE was much greater than what the sequester required. So the question remains: Who gave this order, and why did they give this order, and why isn't the news media trying to track all this down?