Skip to comments.Mass illegal immigrant release could be headache for Obama, tricky for GOP
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 departments 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 McCauls (R-Texas) House Homeland Security Committee. ICE Director John Morton promised to answer McCauls 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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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.
That seems familiar, as if someone had stated that right in this thread. Oh yeah, it was me.
Exactly, and without a fence, there’s no point having a roundup. IOW, yes, the fence is being discussed, but it’s in absentia.
“Oh yeah, it was me.”
It was worth repeating!
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.
Sounds like multiple “Willie Horton” moments to me. And if they occur, as they will, we should get it all down on video.
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...
I think that would have a tendency to discourage almost anyone except maybe a North Korean refugee
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.