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Obama Releases 100′s Of Illegal Alien Criminals

From the New York Times:

Mass Release of Immigrants Is Tied to Impending Cuts

By KIRK SEMPLE | February 26, 2013

Federal immigration officials have released hundreds of detainees from detention centers around the country in recent days in a highly unusual effort to save money as automatic budget cuts loom in Washington, officials said Tuesday.

The government has not dropped the deportation cases against the immigrants, however. The detainees have been freed on supervised release while their cases continue in court, officials said.

And we know there is no way they could slip away if they are ‘supervised.’

But the decision angered many Republicans, including Representative Robert W. Goodlatte of Virginia…

“It’s abhorrent that President Obama is releasing criminals into our communities to promote his political agenda on sequestration,” said Mr. Goodlatte, who, as chairman of the Judiciary Committee, is running the House hearings on immigration reform. “By releasing criminal immigrants onto the streets, the administration is needlessly endangering American lives.”

And that is exactly the point. — Which is pretty sick, given that the President of the United States is supposed to try to protect American citizens.

A spokeswoman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, an arm of the Department of Homeland Security, said the detainees selected for release were “noncriminals and other low-risk offenders who do not have serious criminal histories.”

If that were true these illegal aliens would never have been detained. The current Obama administration policy is to only detail illegal aliens who have been convicted of a major crime.

Officials said the releases, which began last week and continued on Tuesday, were a response to the possibility of automatic governmentwide budget cuts, known as sequestration, which are scheduled to take effect on Friday.

“As fiscal uncertainty remains over the continuing resolution and possible sequestration, ICE has reviewed its detained population to ensure detention levels stay within ICE’s current budget,” the agency’s spokeswoman, Gillian M. Christensen, said in a statement. The agency’s budget for custody operations in the current fiscal year is $2.05 billion, officials said, and as of Saturday, ICE was holding 30,773 people in its detention system.

$2 billion dollars to detain 30,000 people? Why does it cost so much to detain illegal aliens?

Immigration officials said Tuesday that they had no plans to release substantially more detainees this week, though they warned that more releases were still possible depending on the outcome of budget negotiations.

Is this not a threat? Is this not political blackmail"?

They refused to specify exactly how many detainees were released, or where the releases took place. But immigrants’ advocates around the country have reported that detainees were freed in several places, including Hudson County, N.J.; Polk County, Tex.; Broward County, Fla.; New Orleans; and from centers in Alabama, Arizona, Georgia and New York…

But we’re supposed to believe it’s only been "hundreds."

Among those released in the past week was Anthony Orlando Williams, 52, a Jamaican immigrant who spent nearly three years in a detention center in Georgia. “I’m good, man,” he said. “I’m free.”

Mr. Williams, in a telephone interview from Stone Mountain, Ga., said he became an illegal immigrant when he overstayed a visa in 1991. He was detained in 2010 by a sheriff’s deputy in Gwinnett County, Ga., when it was discovered that he had violated probation for a conviction in 2005 of simple assault, simple battery and child abuse, charges that sprung from a domestic dispute with his wife at the time. He was transferred to ICE custody and has been fighting a deportation order with the help of Families for Freedom, an immigrant support group in New York.

Mr. Williams was released last Friday…

Again, notice that Mr. Williams has a conviction for assault and battery and child abuse. Otherwise, he would not have been detained by Obama’s ICE in the first place.

So, yes, they are releasing serious criminals.

(By the way, the full New York Times article is over a thousand words long. It has 22 paragraphs. But The Times only mentions the word ‘illegal’ twice, and then only in passing. The first time 15 paragraphs in. And then again in the 19th paragraph.)

Here is more, via Fox News:

DHS releasing hundreds of illegal immigrants, blaming budget cuts

By Judson Berger | February 26, 2013

The Department of Homeland Security has started releasing hundreds of illegal immigrants held in local jails in anticipation of automatic budget cuts, in a move one Arizona sheriff called politically motivated — and dangerous.

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said Tuesday that Immigration and Customs Enforcement released more than 500 detainees in his county alone over the weekend.

Which means, given the reports of releases in the dozens of places listed by the New York Times article above, it is hard to believe the released don’t number a lot more than "hundreds."

A spokesman for Babeu told FoxNews.com that ICE officials have said they plan to release a total of nearly 10,000 illegal immigrants…

Babeu described the move as a "mass budget pardon" and suggested the administration was going to unnecessary lengths to demonstrate the impact of the so-called sequester.

"President Obama would never release 500 criminal illegals to the streets of his hometown, yet he has no problem with releasing them in Arizona. The safety of the public is threatened and the rule of law discarded as a political tactic in this sequester battle," he said.

An ICE spokeswoman confirmed the plans without specifying how many illegal immigrants might be released…

"Over the last week, ICE has reviewed several hundred cases and placed these individuals on methods of supervision less costly than detention," she said. "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." …

Illegal aliens who have been convicted of assault and battery and child abuse are not "serious criminal offenders"? They don’t "pose a significant threat to public safety"?

The announcement comes after DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano on Monday warned about the potential impact of the cuts. She said the department "would not be able to maintain the 34,000 detention beds as required by Congress."

"We’re doing our very best to minimize the impacts of sequester. But there’s only so much I can do," she said. "I’m supposed to have 34,000 detention beds for immigration. How do I pay for those?"

If Ms. Napolitano can’t cope with a reduction in the rate of spending increase for the DHS by one penny on the dollar, then she should resign or be fired.

Republicans in Congress, though, have challenged the numerous Obama Cabinet secretaries warning about the devastating impact to their departments. With cuts set to take effect Friday and no deal in sight to avert them, Republicans claim the administration is trying to make the cuts seem worse than they are — some want to give the administration more leeway so that high-priority agencies don’t get hit as hard…

In Arizona, Babeu slammed the move, painting his community as a victim of gridlock in Washington.

"Clearly, serious criminals are being released to the streets of our local communities by this mass budget pardon. These are illegals that even President Obama wants to deport. This is insane that public safety is sacrificed when it should be the budget priority that’s safeguarded," he said.

Once again, the important thing here is for Obama to punish the Republicans for making him slow the growth of government spending. If he has to punish the country to do so, he will. Gladly.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Wednesday, February 27th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Obama Releases 100′s Of Illegal Alien Criminals”

  1. mr_bill

    The beatings will continue until morale improves.

  2. Umjammerlammy

    Thank you, Mr. Bill, I needed a laugh.

  3. captstubby

    welcome to the Mad Hatter’s tea party.

    “he and the March Hare are always having tea .
    As such, he exclaims “Tea Time!” at random occasions. The tea party, is characterised by switching places on the table at any given time, making short, personal remarks, asking unanswerable riddles and reciting nonsensical poetry,…and he is in trouble with the law once again. the White Queen explains that quite often subjects are punished before they commit a crime, rather than after, and sometimes they do not even commit it at all.”

    note:

    fill in current Media and elected officials names where needed.

  4. Brittanicus

    SUPPORT AMERICANS OF ALL BACKGROUNDS, COLOR AND RELIGION. WE CANNOT KEEP FURNISHING EVERYBODY WHO ENTERS OUR COUNTRY ILLEGALLY, A RIGHT TO CITIZENSHIP.

    On every rural and national media where I draft my commentary or blogs, Americans write about their anger and frustration about illegal immigration but do nothing to curb this very troubling, financially draining issue? Hundreds of thousands of average Americans who are either citizens or green card holders have a lot to complain about, but remain silent when it comes to contacting directly their Senate or Congressional House members in Washington. These usually prudent people put up a merry dance on the internet or even in the print newspapers but do not contact their Representatives at either the federal or state level. Have they no sense of commitment to the honest immigrants, who had to hire an immigration attorney, pay fees, take a medical examination, and check any criminal backgrounds, while illegal aliens are smuggled in and use their children to live of the rest of us. How are they able to do this? By smuggling their unborn or ready to conceive babies into our country through a highly controversial border, or passing undetected immigration agents as tourists, visitors or students.

    Once inside our nation they claim instant citizenship for the child/children, which give them access to all the citizen rights. Hundreds of billions of dollars in your taxes in education, section 8 housing and health care and free baby deliveries. While citizens work to put food on the table, the illegal mothers are akin to parasites feeding of the host—the United States population. Once here they deliver as many babies as they can, because they know the federal, state and municipal government will support them. Programs included are TANF, (cash payments) SSI, general assistance, Food Stamps, WIC, free/subsidized school lunch, public/rent subsidized housing, and Medicaid. The biggest difference in program use is for Medicaid and food aid programs. For state governments, Medicaid is a particular worry because between one-third to one-half of the program’s costs are on average borne by state taxpayers for the growing number of children, either borne to illegal parents or smuggled across the border, or remaining undetected in the Mother’s womb.

    The traitors have drafted a law that will give these criminals all a Path to Citizenship, while honest immigrants sit at home in some foreign country sometimes for years waiting to be processed. The gang of 8, is about to sign a financial death warrant, because all these 11 million to 25 million plus illegal aliens, who can later sponsor their aging parents will need welfare, health care and a place to live. According to the reputable Conservative “Think Tank” giving a legitimized path to stay in America will cost us $2.4 TRILLION DOLLARS by the time they have been processed and assigned a Social Security number. Even with that breathless amount of money the hordes that enter America daily is costing the state’s $113 Billion dollars annually, that taxpayers are given the bill. The only winners in this mockery of our “Rule of Laws” are the profit takers, corporations, agriculture who pay nothing for their upkeep. Visas for top skilled workers should be tightly scrutinized and manual Guest labor should be regulated and must leave when their visa runs out. Right now both skilled workers are poorly officially organized and illegal Guest Workers not at all?

    When the illegal immigration is ignored as it has for decades, the “Cause and effect” is THE DREAM ACT, FAMILY CHAIN MIGRATION, SANCTUARY CITIES and millions of more illegal immigrants feeding off the working taxpayer.

    All those complainers better speak up now or this country is in even worse financial trouble, than we are now. Hundreds of thousands more can be expected to be climbing border fences, crossing the desert, lakes, rivers at the border in the hundreds of miles of nothing but some rusty barbed wire. They will arrive in large numbers on planes on passenger planes to disappear, until the new immigration amnesty is signed. April seems to be the deadline for any action from the halting this illegal immigration bill.

    Don’t insult the citizens and legal resident with your pro-illegal alien diatribe from this group of 8 traitors? After the so called immigration reform package, we should ALL be issued with a federal photo ID identification card with a thumb print and retinal scan and a real double layer fence as the 2006 Secure Fence Act imposed. Any person who believes America has been invaded by penniless, illiterate foreigners, where English is not the principle language any more. EVERY AMERICAN Should sign a petition against the Gang of Eight’s proposal and other nonchalant lawmakers who are in disagreement with the 23 million unemployed Americans at: NumberUSA If you really want your voice counted write a letter to your congressman (a screener will read it and tally up the letters ‘for’ and ‘against’) so you don’t have to fret about being persuasive since all the congressman hears is an amount of letters). Phone calls are better, but here you need to be rational and not an embarrassing tirade. YOU can also contact every Representative demanding no Amnesty and no Path to Citizenship at 202) 224-3121, the Central Washington switchboard. YOU THE CITIZEN VOTER/ LEGAL RESIDENT HAS MORE INFLUENCE OVER CONGRESS, IF THEY CALL AND DEMAND NO PATH TO CITIZENSHIP.

    IT IS TIME TO SPEAK UP OR SUFFER THE FINANCIAL AND IRREPAIRABLE CONSEQUENCES.

    No Copyright. Copy and Paste and tell everybody.




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