ICE Releases Hundreds of Illegals
Barack Obama and his team, including Big Sis, are using Sequestration to intimidate the American public. Yesterday he talked about choices: making decisions about taking services away from poor kids or handicapped kids. He didn’t mention choosing between defunding a million dollar study on ants in east Africa or a million dollar study on prostitutes in Hanoi.
Obama’s scare tactics involve cutting essential services rather than furloughing “pencil pushers.” It’s about sacrificing national security or airport safety. And, as always, the media refuses to call his bluff.
Earlier this week, Obama used Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, a supposed Republican, to talk about traffic controller layoffs and flight delays even though DOT woiuld have more funding with Sequestration in 2013 than its 2012 budget.
Yesterday ICE announced the realeas of “several hundred” from deportation centers because of budget cuts although Sequestration doesn’t take effect until Friday.
WASHINGTON — Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have released “several hundred” immigrants from deportation centers across the country, saying the move is an effort to cut costs ahead of budget cuts due to hit later this week.
Announcing the news Tuesday, ICE officials said that the immigrants were released under supervision and continue to face deportation. After reviewing hundreds of cases, those released were considered low-risk and “noncriminal,” officials said.
The releases took place over the last week and were an effort “to ensure detention levels stay within ICE’s current budget,” said ICE spokeswoman Gillian Christiansen, citing uncertainty caused by a budget standoff in Washington.
“All of these individuals remain in removal proceedings. Priority for detention remains on serious criminal offenders and other individuals who pose a significant threat to public safety,” she said.
Also yesterday, John McCain and his gal-pal, Miss Lucy raved about the progress they made following a meeting with Obama on comprehensive immigration reform. Miss Lucy said it was a “fabulous meeting.”
The fabulous puppet and the puppeteer.
Hat tip: Los Angeles Times