Skip to comments.Sequester Comes Early - Obama Releases Illegal Immigrant Detainees
Posted on 02/27/2013 4:44:04 AM PST by LD Jackson
Folks, we should have seen this one coming. For weeks, President Obama has campaigned across the country about the effects of the sequester that will begin on March 1. We have heard him make the outrageous claims and insert hyperbole and fear mongering into nearly every public appearance. Head Start will have to shut down, border security will have to be relaxed, firefighters will have to let the fires burn, police officers will have to let criminals walk free, etc., ad nauseam. Obama is even tweeting about how the sequester will affect our military readiness, which is a new low, even for this White House. I have said many times, I never cease to be amazed at the actions of the Obama administration and that still holds true. Now we learn that the sequester is coming early, in the form of the release of hundreds of detainees from immigration detention centers around the country.
(The New York Times) 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 Obama administration is claiming these detainees are only noncriminal or low-risk individuals, but at least one of them, one Anthony Orlando Williams, a Jamaican, was first arrested on charges of child abuse and simple assault and battery. Low-risk, indeed. I'm sure Mr. Williams is a fine, upstanding gentleman, but it makes me wonder how many of the other detainees are in that same category? And one more thing; since when did someone breaking our immigration laws become a noncriminal? Isn't that a legitimate question to ask?
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.
Looking beyond the immediate ramifications of releasing hundreds of illegal immigrant detainees from these centers, it's not hard to see a political aspect of this action taken by the Obama administration. Part of Obama's fan base include the advocates who are ape-crazy over illegal immigrants. They want them all released because all they are really looking for is a better life. In their eyes, they shouldn't be punished for those aspirations, never mind that they are breaking the law in the process. Releasing these illegal immigrants throws a major political bone to the fans of amnesty.
Mark Krikorian calls this the never let a sequester go to waste strategy, in which O achieves two goals in one fell swoop turning up the heat on the GOP to cave on cuts, yes, but also tossing the amnesty fans in his base a bone by reducing border enforcement on the very day that hes meeting with McCain and Graham at the White House to talk immigration reform.Never let it be said that President Obama doesn't try to pay his supporters back for their love. He has worked on that payback for four years, but he really ramped it up at the beginning of his second term. Gun control, global warming, illegal immigration, all of these issues have received his undying support and adoration since the beginning of the year. This latest move from Obama is more of the same and I expect we will see more of the same in the future. A leopard/liberal (my apologies to the leopard) really can't change his spots.
I hope tea party folks point out that this proves the dems are not interested in the public welfare, as they often claim, but only in getting your money.
Lock and load, you AZ patriots. You know Big Sis and her phony “tracking” system will not keep these criminal aliens off the streets. Obama and his Chicago Mafia do not care that someone may be killed as a result of freeing them well before the sequester. They are pushing their amnesty agenda.
0bama has been out there campaigning to terrorize the American public about this sequester. The regime is realizing there is a vast majority of people right now...not quite believing him. In fact, part of his own constituency has been wondering why he is still in “campaign-mode” at all.
0bama is going to make, as in manufacture, a sequester crisis. There was no good legitimate reason to release illegals, other than political terrorism. He picked what he thought would be the Right’s worst nightmare.
The reality though is 0bama is refusing to govern. 0bama refuses to negotiate in good Faith. 0bama refuses to look for real ways to reduce government spending and instead will manufacture a crisis in the exact area the government is Constitutionally required to do! What is that? Protect and Defend. It is time to call our government on this issue of budgets and money.
The LAST places we should be cutting as a government are the places we are charged with managing. Everything else can be cut to the last naked bone!
Instead, 0bama is going to manufacture a crisis, THE crisis, and then he thinks he'll play messiah to the masses.
This is one hell of a narcissistic move. This is treason right before our very eyes. This is no longer community organizing, he is now a POLITICAL TERRORIST. This is the point of the gun in our faces. He refuses to Protect and Defend and even goes one step further he puts that terrorism right in our faces. This is not politics as usual....0bama has started his terrorsim campaign for real. Why release these criminals now? What happens if there is a last minute deal? 0bama isn't planning on making anymore deals or negotiations folks. You, I, we have got less than 30 days to be ready. With this move I feel 0bama has showed his real hand.
That’s all they want, more of our money. The career politicians have made it their living robbing the American public of their hard earned money. Go to DC if you want to get rich quick. It’s no longer about serving the public.
The pubbies could have a field day with the sequestor. As Obama makes draconian hurtful cuts the pubs should illustrate where wasteful money could be saved like vacations, sweetheart contracts, contributions to unions, formal parties, $800 toilet seats etc.
The border will be overrun with illegal aliens, forest fires will burn out of control, black gang teenagers will kill people at an alarming rate, thugs will intimidate voters and massive voter fraud will happen at the polls...
All that is happening already.
How many IRS auditors are being furloughed?
This reminds me of Castrol and the Mariol boat lift.
It's so easy, a caveman could do it.
And yet, they don't.
What does that tell you?
It tells me that this is a charade.
Shut Head Start down FOREVER...It’s nothing but a government funded babysitter.
It was to make the kids more social. There was absolutely no "teaching" per se...coloring, singing, and sharing toys.
I only went a few times because it was worthless because it was the same thing over and over and over....
It was better to have one neighborhood kid come over so they had REAL playmates. My daughter is almost 50...and she is still friends with her REAL playmate. Imagine that!!
In all likelihood, the released felons won’t be going to upscale neighborhoods, but to the barrios that they’re familiar with, so who’s hurt by this if not the very Hispanic community that carried Obama over the finish line.
I don’t know how many IRS auditors are being furloughed, but I’m sure most of the BATFE background checkers for firearms purchases are being furloughed.
And I expect the Federal Bureau of Prisons to release all serving politcians and doners to the demonrat party.