Skip to comments.OUTRAGE: DHS Releases 'Thousands' of Illegal Aliens from Prison - Citing 'Budget Cuts'
Posted on 02/26/2013 1:37:41 PM PST by montag813
"Big Sis" betrayed her fellow Arizonans - and all Americans - today by releasing criminal aliens into communities from coast-to-coast
by John Hill
Stand With Arizona
Despite potential budget cuts being 4 days away and Congress and the Administration have been negotiating to avoid them, the Department of Homeland Security has already started releasing hundreds of illegal aliens held in local jails in anticipation of automatic "sequestration" cuts - out of a planned total of more than 10,000 aliens to be released.
Sources tell Stand With Arizona that DHS has "34,000 beds" for illegal aliens, meaning that Secretary Janet Napolitano is releasing nearly 1/3 of all DHS-detained illegal aliens in the United States - despite the fact that no actual cuts have even begun, and despite a record of massive wasteful spending by DHS over the past 3 years.
Napolitano had been warning of potential impact to DHS after impending cuts, but now she has jumped the gun by enacting a "budgetary amnesty" by fiat - releasing thousands of criminal aliens amongst communities and families across the nation.
The New York Times reports that the aliens are being "freed on supervised release while their cases continue in court". But as SWA has reported in the past, many aliens facing deportation or prosecution on immigration holds never show up for those hearings, and remain in the country.
One Arizona Sheriff called the DHS action 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. ICE officials told Babeu that they plan to release a total of nearly 10,000 illegal aliens.
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 official confirmed the plans without specifying how many illegal aliens might be released.
Spokeswoman Gillian Christensen said ICE had directed field offices to make sure the "detained population" is "in line with available funding." She stressed that ICE would continue to prosecute the cases while keeping them "under supervision".
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 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 (thousands of) detention beds for immigration. How do I pay for those?"
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., called the move to release illegal immigrants "abhorrent."
"By releasing criminal immigrants onto the streets, the administration is needlessly endangering American lives," he said in a statement.
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. This is insane that public safety is sacrificed when it should be the budget priority that's safeguarded," he said.
As Arizona, and other states brace for the impact of this disgraceful and lawless action, we call on Sheriffs across America to defy this corrupt DHS Secretary, and detain as many illegal aliens as possible. We know that Sheriff Joe and his deputies are on high alert today as these alien criminals are being set loose in our communities.
Just when you think the shameful pandering and legal anarchy of this Administration can't get any worse, it does...in spades.
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But think about it...
Who’s really more dangerous? A bunch of raping, murdering illegal immigrants? Or the group of “takers’ that have had their EBT cards cut off...
Bring Obama up on charges of failing to protect and defend the United States and impeach his ass. The sequester argument being made is a red herring. Obama is using typical Illinois style politics cutting things people SEE rather than the bloated bureaucracy. Same thing the asshole pol’s do here in Illinois when they try raising taxes. DON’T LET OBAMA GET AWAY WITH IT!!!!!
But, the new unconstitutional freebies to homosexual “partners” in the military will never be cut.
This is the madness we are living in.
Of course, that is exactly what like Obama wants,so we should stop talking about the Obama minions and talk about Obama.
Napolitano is a symptom of the disease. Obama IS the disease.
Citing “Budget cuts” that haven’t happened yet? How oh how does Sister Janet propose to retrieve all of those released if/when these “Budget cuts” don’t happen? Simple answer, she doesn’t. She should be terminated for malfeasance.
Part of Obama’s army of chaos inducers now set loose. America’s Visigoths.
Americans have no clue what is happening to it - or why.
This is just another of many, MANY mechanisms to create chaos and fear and death.
Because only then, when pain and blood and misery are beyond tolerable, will the people surrender every shred of what they have left for the promise that giving the MarxoFascists total power will return things to ‘normal’.
I wonder if any of the guards, etc. will be furloughed.
This is nothing short of OBAMA TORTURING AMERICANS UNTIL WE DO AS HE SAYS. IMPEACH!
Another Half-assed idea from the Half-rican President’s favorite dyke.
What should have been done at the time or announcing the release was:
DHS will pay a bounty of $50,000 for any and all illegal aliens killed while committing a felony.
Illegal aliens do not have to remain a drain on the economy. They could easily be transformed into a harvestable resource.
Congress will not do that, no matter what. It creates accountability. Plus, consider that Obama has already issued an executive order that effectively grants amnesty to those in the country illegally. If that wasn't enough to raise an eyebrow, then turning a few loose won't raise an eyebrow either.
Serves two purposes:
1. Another form of amnesty
2.An effective way of demagoguing the entire bogus
“sequester” issue,while getting ready to crow about their “foresight”
in being able to anticipate the vote yet to come.
Whatever havoc is loosed by the illegal aliens being freed
will of course be the Republican’s fault.
The Dems have as usual positioned themselves to be in a
perpetual win- win situation.
Throw this on the pile of Impeachable Offenses committed by ‘emperor’ Hussein 0bama! He has not missed a day pissing me off since he arrived on the scene.
We’ll soon find out.
I think the most dangerous of all are the monsters such as the DHS secretary.
Wait a minute. According to Obama, these people are hard workers, paying taxes and taking care of their families.
So, no problem....right Barry?
Why don’t they lay off some IRS agents, instead?