ICE Releases Hundreds of Illegals

2013 February 27
by bc3b

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.

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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.”

John McCain, Lindsey Graham

The fabulous puppet and the puppeteer.

Hat tip: Los Angeles Times



46 Responses leave one →
  1. 2013 February 27 6:31 am
    justrand permalink

    We’re seeing an endless series of statements and posturings from the Democrats that ALL boil down to:

    “Nice country…be a shame if something happened to it.”

    Well guess what, dickwads…it’s all ready happening…or HAPPENED! So hurry up and destroy the country, while those of us who give a damn still have the strength to resist and rebuild!


  2. 2013 February 27 6:32 am
    justrand permalink

    this irony comes via Instapundit:

    NBC-WSJ poll: By 48%-43%, Americans say Obama takes “unifying” rather than “partisan” approach

    the poll speaks for itself! 🙂

  3. 2013 February 27 6:34 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Heard about this on the radio yesterday. Damn near made me want pull over to the side of the road and puke.

  4. 2013 February 27 6:40 am
    drdog09 permalink

    This is what goes for Democratic Smarts — — Yeah its Hannity, but the interview, the Congressman goes unhinged.

    If the Dims win back the House we will have revolution in 2 years.

  5. 2013 February 27 7:04 am
    bc3b permalink

    “I’ll tell you the meeting with the President was fabulous, really fabulous,” said Miss Lucy.

  6. 2013 February 27 7:06 am
    bc3b permalink

    “NBC-WSJ poll: By 48%-43%, Americans say Obama takes “unifying” rather than “partisan” approach”

    JR – We all know that via the way a question is phrased, the selection of the sample and weighting a pollster can get any response the organization paying him wants.

  7. 2013 February 27 7:06 am
    justrand permalink

    drdog: “If the Dims win back the House we will have revolution in 2 years.”

    Exactly! The only thing giving anybody any hope (and the Democrats ANY pause) is the tenuous hold the Repubs have in the House. Unconstrained (or “Unchained”) the Democrats will overreach like crazy. Roughly half the country will APPLAUD the overreach…and half will be APPALLED. Hence the revolution.

  8. 2013 February 27 7:08 am
    justrand permalink

    bc3b…and at 48/43 it sure doesn’t look like he has done much “unifying”…since 48/43 IS the “partisan split”

  9. 2013 February 27 7:16 am
    bc3b permalink

    So, imagine what the real numbers are.

  10. 2013 February 27 7:23 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Flight of fancy, I want one of these —

    But alas I will most likely be defending the homestead when Texas splits from the Union.

  11. 2013 February 27 7:23 am

    haha I was dropping by to post about that very article bc3b.
    It’s all going according to plan; never let a good crisis (real or manufactured) goto waste. 🙂

  12. 2013 February 27 7:32 am
    bc3b permalink

    According to the agreement Texas made when it joined the union, it is the one state that has the right to seceed.

  13. 2013 February 27 7:44 am
    mulletover permalink

    I’m getting me one of those DVD lessons and learn to speak Texan.

  14. 2013 February 27 7:53 am
    drdog09 permalink

    OK, here’s one for ya —

    “Art 4, Section. 4.

    The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened), against domestic Violence.”

    Now to tell you the truth, since HS I have always interpreted that passage to mean that the Federal Govt is to assure that each State shall have a Republican form of government.
    When you look at our history no state has been admitted that does not have such a form of government and relationship to its citizens. So my take was it is a one way street.

    But lately I have been taking a different tack. Its a two way street. Not only does the Federal govt enforce Republicanism on the States. But the Constitution demands that the Federal govt also retain a Republican form in relation to the Sates.

    The only reason this might be an interesting twist is it would have an impact if it was interpreted in the second case. A State might question whether EO’s nowhere mentioned in that dusty old document the Dims want to throw away is an abuse of Republicanism. Quaint yes, but then quaint is sort of the point.


  15. 2013 February 27 7:53 am

    “If the Dims win back the House we will have revolution in 2 years.”

    The way the republicans are behaving toward their own voters that seems more and more likely as time passes.

  16. 2013 February 27 7:59 am
    drdog09 permalink


    Here’s a warm up —

    10 Texas Sayings

    There’s two theories to arguin’ with a woman. Neither one works.
    It’s so hot, the trees are bribing the dogs.
    Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier’n puttin’ it back in.
    If you’re ridin’ ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it’s still there.
    If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try orderin’ somebody else’s dog around.
    Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.
    If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin’.
    Don’t squat with your spurs on.
    It don’t take a genius to spot a goat in a flock of sheep
    Always drink upstream from the herd.
    Never miss a good chance to shut up.

    The balance is here —

  17. 2013 February 27 8:08 am
    bc3b permalink

    Mullet –

    It will be easier for you to learn to speak Texan than yankees like MIC and me. At least the Stars have ice girls and the Texans and Cowboys have cheerleaders.

  18. 2013 February 27 8:24 am

    14. Not to cut to the chase and ruin a nice theoretical discussion but what higher court\members area evvah gonna agree with a state that chose such an interpretation and would want to deal with the resulting hot potato? I don’t think that’s going to hold much water, but I assuming your talking about EO’s in general and not talking about a state picking a fight with say a specific action in specific ones – where there might be more of an good argument of breaching the protocols for the Executive.

  19. 2013 February 27 8:26 am

    Btw everyone at poker night enjoyed the gargle water – keep your mouth shut – joke posted last week, even the ladies. 😉

  20. 2013 February 27 8:45 am

    Speaking of hot air-balloons going pop….
    “Has the Obama administration decided to intervene in Syria? CBS News reports that the White House is now floating trial balloons about providing direct aid to the rebels fighting the Bashar Assad regime — “non-lethal” aid, but aid nonetheless”

    a. They don’t need the help, their doing just fine as it is, real late in the game to be trying to take a side.
    b. If this administration thinks they are going to get some sort of street cred with most of the nasty groups involved and that it some how all of a sudden makes us not satan and err safer, then they are naive beyond belief.

  21. 2013 February 27 9:06 am
    drdog09 permalink

    14, Point is applicable, as an issue no Pol will want to touch it. Though SCOTUS would be forced to. And yes meaning EO’s in the general sense. Chances of such a challenge less than 1%.

    21, As I recall `logistical support` is how we were initially involved in Libya, for all of a week. Then it was full bore, bomb anything that moves. But would not us getting in Syria sort of blow the flexibility he would have with the Russians?

  22. 2013 February 27 9:19 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Talk about irony — — Dims complain about debt clock. We the People ought to demand that a debt clock run above the speakers chair till the govt has $0 debt.

  23. 2013 February 27 9:50 am
    JustMary permalink

    #23 Jim Treacher called it DAMN or “Democrats Against Math and Numbers”. 😆

  24. 2013 February 27 9:52 am
    JustMary permalink

    Sorry about the site outage yesterday, guys. We were trying to fix the comment security problem.

  25. 2013 February 27 10:05 am
    justrand permalink

    drdog, great comment at the link in #23 re. the Debt Clock:

    The country is dying and they wish to turn off the heart monitor

    spot on…tragically

  26. 2013 February 27 11:17 am
    Deckard permalink

    Rush is all over this very topic today. Interesting he mentioned how Fidel Castro did the same thing with Cuban prisoners in order to weaken South Florida, and Nicolae Ceaucescu released its prisoners in order to weaken Western Europe.

    Interesting that both are dictators . . . . but I’m sure ol’ Rushbo took that into consideration.

    Living in SoCal, releasing illegals is meaningless – there’s tons of them near downtown L.A., in South Central, and all over the eastern San Fernando Valley. It’s been Tijuana del Norte for quite some time . . . . after reading some of Victor Davis Hanson, California’s one-was-agricultural center is no different.

  27. 2013 February 27 12:08 pm
    JustMary permalink

    #27 Yeah, I am not sure we’ll notice any difference around here. We were in SD last week and saw 2 immigration police cars pulling over a beater car. I assume they just wanted to make sure the guy knew where to get a fake id and where the nearest welfare office was. Oddly enough, there used to be zillions of those yellow signs on the freeway with the family running carrying the flying child (haha) and I don’t recall seeing one. Either illegals no longer run across the freeway, or those fences in the center dividers are doing their job.

  28. 2013 February 27 1:18 pm
    drdog09 permalink

  29. 2013 February 27 2:39 pm
    MI Conservative permalink

    Donna Brazile—-Living in a bubble.

  30. 2013 February 27 2:40 pm
    MI Conservative permalink

    Donna Brazile–Another, I’m Black and must vote for Democrats because they help us so well.

    And proof is in Detroit, Chicago, and Philadelphia.

  31. 2013 February 27 3:21 pm
    mulletover permalink

  32. 2013 February 27 4:21 pm
    judyt2012 permalink


    Mark Levin reporting that Bob Woodward said some high official from the White House threatened him in an e-mail.

    Ummmm…. I seem to remember another highly placed White House offical threatened Woodward in the past.

    Oh my… well I just might need to buy the Post for a few days. I don’t mind paying for entertainment

  33. 2013 February 27 4:34 pm


  34. 2013 February 27 5:08 pm
    gnqanq permalink

    You people better stock up on some Pepto Bismol. Going to need it for some stomach relief with what is coming.

  35. 2013 February 27 5:14 pm

    “The White House tosses Big Sis under the Big Bus. ”

    “SHE’S A MAN BABY !!!! ”

    –Austin Powers

  36. 2013 February 27 6:18 pm
    MI Conservative permalink

    Woodward is an idol to the media. maybe this will wake some of them up.

  37. 2013 February 27 6:44 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Mark Levin reporting that Bob Woodward said some high official from the White House threatened him in an e-mail. — JudyT

    Welcome back Judy!!!

    I have to say what dunces if true, and I see no reason for Woodward to lie about the encounter. Even the Nixon folks knew enough to not leave a paper trail. There is even that 20mins of blank tape was how through the Nixonites were. To send a threat in an email is either the height of the power they think they have or the depth of their stupidity. Sheer amateurs.

  38. 2013 February 27 6:51 pm
    gnqanq permalink

    drdog – these people believe they are untouchable. Up to this point they have been given a pass on everything. No one has called them on anything – do you expect any difference now.

    If and this is a BIG IF, if these people are the true LEFTISTS we believe them to be – they are going to be playing for keeps. Why do you see all the pushing and in your face actions to provoke a response. They want something, they want an action to be able to respond. Never let a crisis go to waste.

  39. 2013 February 27 8:30 pm
    mulletover permalink

    I guess it is a bridge too far to suggest that Woodward ought to bring Carl Bernstein out of retirement to investigate “All the President’s Men” and get a second Pulitzer.

    Better than even chance Bernstein is an extreme liberal and totally comfortable with the current administration.

  40. 2013 February 27 9:04 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Sort of sums it up —

  41. 2013 February 27 9:11 pm
    drdog09 permalink

  42. 2013 February 27 9:27 pm
    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    “During his testimony before the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke had a heated exchange with Tennessee Senator Bob Corker.

    Senator Corker leveled a valid (although poorly articulated) charge that the Fed was subsidizing the big banks at taxpayers’ expense. Bernanke countered with a claim that what the Fed was doing was necessary to support economic recovery.

    Unfortunately, the Fed Chairman’s defense of his “QE3” program was based on belief, rather than evidence. It was also disingenuous.

    We seem to be living in an era of faith-based economics. Proponents of “fiscal stimulus” and “quantitative easing” don’t even seem to notice when their policies fail in the real world.

    As described here, it is clear that the Fed’s QE2 program, which ran from November 2010 through June 2011, actually retarded the growth of both GDP and employment. Now we have evidence that suggests that QE3 is failing in exactly the same way.”

  43. 2013 February 27 11:20 pm

    we be greece

  44. 2013 February 28 5:35 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Or, we be greased….. 🙂

  45. 2013 February 28 6:14 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Sequester? Some how I doubt it —

    Something tells me the honor guard will keep showing up whether they are paid or not. Same with the volunteers who assist at the site. And I would also bet that if the call went out some contractor would lend his men and machinery to do the earth moving.

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