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Mass illegal immigrant release could be headache for Obama, tricky for GOP
the hill ^ | 3/2/2013 | By Jordy Yager

Posted on 03/03/2013 6:28:37 AM PST by tobyhill

The release of hundreds of illegal immigrants into a federal monitoring system this week may be an ongoing headache for the Obama administration, as Republicans focus their scrutiny on uncovering potential missteps.

Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, “will be aggressively examining the ramification of this decision,” according to a committee aide.

And Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.), the top Republican on the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on homeland security, pressed Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to take more responsibility for the releases, which she says she did not know about beforehand.

“I am concerned that you have chosen to distance yourself from the actions of ICE,” said Coats in a letter to Napolitano on Friday. “As Secretary of Homeland Security, you have a responsibility to oversee the proper management of the department’s resources. I believe you should have been on top of this situation and taken steps far earlier to prevent this action.”

Napolitano will undoubtedly be pressed on the issue when she comes to testify on cybersecurity next Wednesday before Rep. Mike McCaul’s (R-Texas) House Homeland Security Committee. ICE Director John Morton promised to answer McCaul’s letter to him earlier this week in which he raised questions about exactly how many detainees had been released and what tools ICE was using to track illegal immigrants, a committee aide said.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Alabama; US: Arizona; US: California; US: Florida; US: Georgia; US: Indiana; US: Louisiana; US: Mississippi; US: New Mexico; US: Texas; US: Virginia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alabama; aliens; amnesty; amnestypimps; arizona; california; florida; georgia; indiana; louisiana; mexico; mississippi; newmexico; texas; virginia; waronterror

1 posted on 03/03/2013 6:29:12 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

I may be nuts, but to me the denial by Napolitano and the White House that they did not know about this is just as bad as the release.

Do they really expect us to believe that some low on the totum pole beaucrat a-wipe who retired the next day took it upon himself to turn loose 2,000 illegals??

Well again Maybe I am nuts but that is BULLshyt of the highest order.

I hate a liar.


2 posted on 03/03/2013 6:36:41 AM PST by Venturer
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To: tobyhill
The release of hundreds [sic] of illegal immigrants into a federal monitoring system . . .

Yeah, right.

. . . may be an ongoing headache for the Obama administration

One hopes, but somehow, I doubt it.

3 posted on 03/03/2013 6:38:48 AM PST by Oratam
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To: tobyhill

Napolitano, like Zero, does not accept responsibility for anything.

Taking her lead from the Obama/Clinton/Panetta denials of Benghazi she too will only claim to ‘look into it’ while in reality do nothing.

Given a few more weeks she, like Hillary, will be crying “What difference it make?”

But time is not on her side....these criminals are already planning new misdeeds. Pray that there is no loss of life until they are back in custody.


4 posted on 03/03/2013 6:52:06 AM PST by O6ret
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To: tobyhill

Obama anbd Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano continue the outrages against America in the hope that we will rebel so they can complete the takeover and destruction. They should be impeached for seditious behavior.


5 posted on 03/03/2013 7:03:14 AM PST by Rapscallion (The people sense what Obama has in store for America.)
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To: tobyhill

It’s already a scandal, with billions of dollars going down the tubes to support rapists, murderers, drug dealers, and drunken child-killers. And the press makes nothing of this enormous story.

Does anyone think that if one of these released illegals runs over a pregnant mother pushing a baby carriage, the press will bother to mention it?

Or that the Republican scrutiny will make any air time at all?


6 posted on 03/03/2013 7:05:45 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: tobyhill
HEADLINE: Mass illegal immigrant release could be headache for Obama, tricky for GOP, fatal for some American citizens, and destructive to the rule of law in America

There. I fixed it.

Why is it the only thing a lot of the media care about is how anything will affect "politics"?

7 posted on 03/03/2013 7:10:01 AM PST by Gritty (The 2nd Amendment protects the right to shoot tyrants effectively, not deer-Judge A. Napolitano)
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To: Venturer
The Representatives should call Bib Sis up to the Hill to account for the crimes sure to be committed by these illegals.
8 posted on 03/03/2013 7:17:18 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: tobyhill
....as Republicans focus their scrutiny on uncovering potential missteps.

Sure - right after they get to the bottom of Fast and Furious and Benghazi. This corrupt administration knows they can get away with just about anything with these Republicans in charge.

9 posted on 03/03/2013 7:19:07 AM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: tobyhill

Another committee, another investigation, another lengthy report and nothing will be done. The answer to this monstrosity is IMPEACHMENT and impeachment charges every time “O” opens his pie hole or signs an order.A dozen bills of impeachment a week would not be too many. Freepers, the USA as we knew it is rapidly circling the drain into historical oblivion. In 4 years, 2 if Obama has his way, it will be fait acompli’.


10 posted on 03/03/2013 7:19:33 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: tobyhill

Per our governor Jan Brewer “Who the hell is running this place?!?”


11 posted on 03/03/2013 7:22:47 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: tobyhill
Mass illegal immigrant release could be headache for Obama, tricky for GOP

Yeah right, socialist-loving media scum... not to mention the detrimental impact of releasing thousands of illegal CRIMINALS back into the community. Whoever did this needs to be ARRESTED.... NOW! The names of these scumbag criminals needs to be obtained immediately and if A SINGLE ADDITIONAL CRIME IS COMMITED against a citizen, all of those associated with this release should be arrested and charged as an accomplice.

12 posted on 03/03/2013 7:25:10 AM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Venturer

denial is the lack of self responsibility, something which the left hates.

They have used denial over fast and furious, the flight over NY City[remember that one] Libya, this etc and everytime they get away with it because of the lapdog media covers for them

Everytime our side states this could be bad for obama but it never does, he gets away with it because of the media, the black population who thinks obama can do no wrong and a segment of the white population which have been dumbed down in school and now are zommbies, another segment which only cares about anal feces sex and an hispanic segment which wants to bring all their fmaily over and get some sort of handout


13 posted on 03/03/2013 7:26:58 AM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: tobyhill
But Republicans may run into thorns of their own on the issue, as it was under President George W. Bush that the release program — known as Alternatives to Detention (ATD) — first began. Moreover, it was Congress itself that first mandated the ATD program’s initial creation in fiscal year 2002.
As with everything else that goes bad, this is Bush's fault.
14 posted on 03/03/2013 7:29:44 AM PST by Bratch
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To: tobyhill

Americans should demand via Fax or phone of their elected that our LAWS be Obeyed....I am sure volunteer groups are readily available to assist law enforcement in our towns and cities....illegal entry into this country makes you a felon....some of Obama’s relatives are guilty of this but apparently our enforcers are just as lawless.....


15 posted on 03/03/2013 7:38:45 AM PST by yoe
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To: yoe

This is just another story that will run under the radar. The low information voters don’t know about it and never will.


16 posted on 03/03/2013 8:02:51 AM PST by aimhigh ( Guns do not kill people. Abortion kills people.)
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17 posted on 03/03/2013 8:03:36 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

This is just spin-doctoring/meme-building/partisan media shilling — Zero made this happen, and everyone else took their cue from that and denied knowing it was going to happen because they figured he’d kick their battered remains under the bus if they were the last to say so. This isn’t tricky for the Republicans, because this isn’t the result of the sequester — but this “article” makes it seem so.

There won’t be ANY consequences for Zero. None. At all. We can be sure of this, because Fast and Furious has been, at best, back-burner for years, and F&F is obviously much worse. This story isn’t a story, because the media IS in the bag for him and his party.

Also, need I remind anyone, FR is a conservative site — the US obviously needs a border fence the full length with Mexico, and yet I only see a handful around here who support that, and when I yap about it, I lose friends. No point in having an illegals roundup unless the border is made real.

Thanks tobyhill.


18 posted on 03/03/2013 8:04:58 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: tobyhill

No controlling legal authority.

Congress can legislate,appropriate money and impeach but it does not have the power to enforce law. That belongs to the executive branch and that branch is unlikely to enforce any laws it does not choose to.

Not much better than an organized crime family.


19 posted on 03/03/2013 8:24:57 AM PST by Calamari (Pass enough laws and everyone is guilty of something.)
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To: SunkenCiv

? ~ the fence idea isn’t going anywhere with Obamagoober in charge ~ which is probably why it’s not being discussed as much.


20 posted on 03/03/2013 8:26:48 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: SunkenCiv
"the US obviously needs a border fence the full length with Mexico, and yet I only see a handful around here who support that,"

It needs deportation. Southern California is absolutely packed with foreign nationals living here illegally. And it's not just Mexican nationals, we have them from all over the globe.

A fence is needed but it's worthless if foreign nationals can stay in our country as long as they feel like once they sneak in or overstay their visa. If they aren't deported when they give the finger to immigration law then we have no law. Which seems to be the policy of both the GOP establishment and the Democrats.

21 posted on 03/03/2013 9:23:16 AM PST by Pelham (Marco Rubio. for Amnesty, Spanish, and Karl Rove.)
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To: Pelham

That seems familiar, as if someone had stated that right in this thread. Oh yeah, it was me.


22 posted on 03/03/2013 9:46:16 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: muawiyah

Exactly, and without a fence, there’s no point having a roundup. IOW, yes, the fence is being discussed, but it’s in absentia.


23 posted on 03/03/2013 9:50:46 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Venturer

/bingo


24 posted on 03/03/2013 9:52:53 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv

“Oh yeah, it was me.”

It was worth repeating!


25 posted on 03/03/2013 10:31:50 AM PST by Pelham (Marco Rubio. for Amnesty, Spanish, and Karl Rove.)
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To: tobyhill

Trickey for the GOP? Trickey as identifying and advertising a few criminals Obammy released on the public.

The KKKarl Rove GOP is too stupid and evil to do that.


26 posted on 03/03/2013 3:39:16 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Caipirabob

Sounds like multiple “Willie Horton” moments to me. And if they occur, as they will, we should get it all down on video.


27 posted on 03/03/2013 9:34:19 PM PST by CT (Obama is the product of a shiftless press, LoFoVo, and the conquest of Soviet style public education)
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To: Venturer
We are at War with an administration who is doing everything they accused the Repubs of wanting.
To many outright stupid people in America don't even know about this and will just blame
the Republicans for playing politics if they talk about anything the Dems are doing.

Obama is pulling so many outrageous things that the bigger they are the more inclined the
public will just ignore it as politics as usual.

Bottom line is "we the USA are in deep shit". Boehner is culpable for everything the RATs are
getting away with. That ASS is third in line to the Presidency and all he does is
play golf with Zero and get slobbering drunk. He needs to use the bully pulpit like PELOSI did.

Boehner needs to gather his balls from Pelosi's purse and do his damn job...

28 posted on 03/03/2013 10:06:25 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: MaxMax
Oh, and there is a reason Obama, Reid, and the MSM do not attack Boehner. Anybody notice?
He is their defacto useless drunk WH idiot keeping the next RAT speakers chair warm.
29 posted on 03/03/2013 10:14:24 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: Pelham
A tradesy ~ we give Mexico 15% of any annual immigration quota, and they have to accept and deal with any and all illegals we catch ~ from whatever country.

I think that would have a tendency to discourage almost anyone except maybe a North Korean refugee

30 posted on 03/04/2013 10:16:19 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: tobyhill
Republican criticism has been steadily growing since the mass release came to light

Most Republicans are too busy finding new ways to pander to "hispanic voters" (the sacred cow du jour) for their alleged criticism of this or any other violation of border law to get too loud.

31 posted on 03/08/2013 3:45:13 PM PST by ek_hornbeck
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