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Obama’s first sequester move: Releasing “waves” of illegal immigrants from detention centers
Hotair ^ | 02/26/2013 | AllahPundit

Posted on 02/26/2013 4:10:54 PM PST by SeekAndFind

C’mon. What's his next move, ordering the Border Patrol to stand down because he supposedly can't afford to pay them? Oh, right. That is his next move.

This makes me more enthusiastic about the sequester, just because now I'm curious to see how derelict he's willing to be in his duties to in the name of putting political pressure on the GOP. Next up: Suspending TSA checkpoints at America's airports, maybe? Where else is he going to find two percent savings in three-plus trillion in spending?

In a highly unusual move, federal immigration officials have released hundreds of detainees from immigration detention centers around the country in an effort to save money as automatic budget cuts loom in Washington, officials said…

The agency, Ms. Christensen added, “is continuing to prosecute their cases in immigration court and, when ordered, will seek their removal from the country.”

Officials did not reveal precisely how many detainees were released or where the releases took place, but immigrants’ advocates around the country have been reporting that hundreds of detainees were freed in numerous locations , including Hudson County, N.J.; Polk County, Texas; Broward County, Fla.; and New Orleans; and from centers in Arizona, Alabama, Georgia and New York.

While immigration officials occasionally free detainees on supervised release, this mass release — so many in such a short span of time — appears to be unprecedented in recent memory, immigration advocates said.

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 he’s meeting with McCain and Graham at the White House to talk immigration reform. Question for liberals: If he’s suddenly all about penny-pinching in base-pleasing ways, how about getting him to cancel the next year of federal marijuana prosecutions for nonviolent offenders instead? After all, the “waves” of illegals released today will all be legal soon enough. If you’re looking to seize an opportunity for a little emergency cost-cutting social engineering, rolling back the drug war is in more dire need of a jumpstart than immigration.

Via Mediaite, here’s Andrew Napolitano musing about the legal consequences for a president who deliberately seeks to make the federal government perform more poorly than it has to.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: illegal; immigrants; obama; sequestor; sequestoracts; sequestration

1 posted on 02/26/2013 4:11:03 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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2 posted on 02/26/2013 4:11:33 PM PST by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: SeekAndFind

An honest media would expose this treasonous fraud for what he is. Hopefully he’ll do something else so blatantly outlandish that even low information voters will be shaken from their stupor.

3 posted on 02/26/2013 4:19:17 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: SeekAndFind

Reminds me of Castro’s ‘boat lift,’ when he emptied his prisons and insane asylums, putting them all on boats headed for American shores.

There’s truly no rule of law anymore, with this tyrant in office. It should be no wonder that the average joe out here in mid-America is now arming himself to the teeth. This just proves why such actions are warranted, when we have this kind of gangster government at work. No rule of law? Well, an armed citizenry will fill that vacuum, one way or another.

4 posted on 02/26/2013 4:25:56 PM PST by greene66
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To: SeekAndFind

Republicans would never consider doing something like this. Obama is a scumbag.

5 posted on 02/26/2013 4:26:43 PM PST by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way)
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To: SeekAndFind

Here in the commie state of MarxLand we give all our detainees free dental health care before deportation. It was really eye opening how much money we waste on these criminals rather than a bus trip back to the border. Somewhere in our “code of ethics” our state made it against the rules to deport an illegal criminal trespasser if they are not in complete fit of health. It is enough to make one ballistic thinking about all the creative ways our social engineers spend those tax dollars they don’t let us keep.

As much as I despise the Kenyan I doubt any of this was his idea. As devious that they are, this may be an ulterior persecution to inflict upon the tax paying citizens to use as another wedge against those that are holding the Kenyan to his word about slowing the increase of government expenditures..

6 posted on 02/26/2013 4:27:33 PM PST by Herbster
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To: Andrei Bulba; Herbster

I wonder if waves of IRS agents will be laid off as a result of the sequester... I’ll celebrate if that happens ( and I can dream can’t I?)

7 posted on 02/26/2013 4:28:25 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Whoever the House chairman of the committee responsible for oversight ought to be announcing hearings and issuing suppeonas. The person who actually issued the order to release must explain just who ordered him to do so. Doubt it was Obama himself.

8 posted on 02/26/2013 4:30:43 PM PST by allendale
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To: SeekAndFind

Releasing foreign invaders to frighten us into submission?

What’s next, King George? The Hessian mercenaries?

9 posted on 02/26/2013 4:32:58 PM PST by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: SeekAndFind

Wouldn’t that be sweet? Let’s start with the 40,000 (?) new ones hired to ensure implementation of teh ObamasCare.

Brilliant you are S&F!

10 posted on 02/26/2013 4:40:06 PM PST by Herbster
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To: Andrei Bulba

The GOPe seem complicit because we haven’t heard a d*mned WORD from them about his unconstitutional moves.

12 posted on 02/26/2013 4:44:16 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike!
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To: SeekAndFind
Generally shooting invading armies is cheaper than giving them welfare, shelter, medical care, driver's licenses, food stamps, 0bamaphones, and WIC. It is also cheaper than paying for all the resources to re-arrest them after they run down some citizen in a DUI hit-and-run.

*Added bonus - it serves as a good deterrent and actually give the DHS something other than Bitter Clingers to shoot at with the 1.2 billion rounds of ammo they purchased.

13 posted on 02/26/2013 4:49:22 PM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Barack Obama and his Army of leftists are waging war against America. I am beginning to appreciate the south’s motivations back in 1861 and 1865.

14 posted on 02/26/2013 4:52:57 PM PST by RC one (.From My Cold Dead Hands.)
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To: RC one

When the economic collapse happens it won’t be like the last Great Depression. The country stayed together then because of basic shared values.. This time when economic calamity hits, the country is not going to stay together. States like Texas and Oklahoma and most of the south and Midwest aren’t going to hang around while the NE and California get there act together and quell their rioting socialist chaos. No, those states will bug out via secession.

15 posted on 02/26/2013 4:58:28 PM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: SeekAndFind

In a common sense world, this would be called treason. There are more than a million ways to make modest cuts...but he/they choose the ones that will “punish” people the most. There is no need for this and we should not stand for it. Appalling doesn’t begin to describe these appalling tactics. He’s nothing more than a two bit dictator, using the power of office for coercion, extortion and intimidation. HAVE THAT MAN REMOVED.

16 posted on 02/26/2013 5:05:21 PM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: SeekAndFind; Liz; AuntB; La Lydia

10,000 illegal aliens set free to commit more crimes against American citizens...

10,000 chances an American will be killed, raped or robbed by one of these illegal aliens before Sequestration Day...

and it will be Obamas fault...

17 posted on 02/26/2013 5:21:34 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: SueRae

Might as well dump the prisons as well nothing like having the citizens eliminate them one by one!

18 posted on 02/26/2013 5:22:48 PM PST by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: SeekAndFind

What’s next? HIV in the water supply of Red States? E-coli put in the food supply?

This is the most shameful display of threats by the US government against its citizens in the history of the country.

19 posted on 02/26/2013 5:26:02 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: SeekAndFind

This is a petty tyrant, baiting the citizenry.

20 posted on 02/26/2013 5:38:18 PM PST by IncPen (Read the Constitution!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Hopefully, violent illegals will be relocated to liberal enclaves where they can all celebrate DIEversity.
21 posted on 02/26/2013 5:40:58 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: SeekAndFind

So many issues here, so little time. ... How in the world does Obama think that by releasing thousands of illegals, we’re not spending. Does not this action inspire these released people who are already breaking the law to go and break more laws, thereby causing more mayhem and forcing more law enforcement costs? Also, when Obama took the oath as President both times, didn’t he state that he would “support and defend the Constitution...? Where does this release of illegals provide for the safety of Americans? Cutting off your nose to spite your face is Obama’s petulance in action. Perhaps Obama can start a war and prove the Republicans at fault for not funding our military by taxing the rich.

22 posted on 02/26/2013 6:04:43 PM PST by Ranger Warrior ("To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men." - Abraham Lincoln)
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23 posted on 02/26/2013 6:11:11 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: SeekAndFind

This is nothing but a lame excuse, which is typical of the left

24 posted on 02/26/2013 6:11:57 PM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: txrefugee

Swine Flu

25 posted on 02/26/2013 6:57:39 PM PST by Delmarksman (Pro 2A Anglican American (Ford and Chevy kill more people than guns do, lets ban them))
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To: SeekAndFind; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy; AuntB; stephenjohnbanker; ...

Time for the GOP to align their talking points with this.

26 posted on 02/26/2013 7:53:33 PM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to Dems and Obama is not a principle! Its just losing.)
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To: sickoflibs; Tennessee Nana; AuntB; La Lydia

Golly, I hope Ohaha didnt “forget” to give the criminals their voter registration forms (cackle).

27 posted on 02/27/2013 6:42:47 AM PST by Liz
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To: smoothsailing; SeekAndFind; TigersEye; Marine_Uncle; justa-hairyape; onyx; SunkenCiv; ...
Foxnews and a major media reporter are working on it....the reporter was on Greta's show tonight.

I was watching a Ball Game so i just caught a bit of it.

I think there is much more to come out on this little stunt.

28 posted on 03/01/2013 8:37:06 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I have been watching things unfold as well. The Indonesian citizen may find he has lost quite a few of marginal followers once their brains start to kick in a little.

29 posted on 03/01/2013 10:18:42 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......)
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