Wednesday, February 27, 2013



Note: To put it bluntly, total BS. No civil service employee from
GS1 up, never, ever, makes those kind of decisions. Just as in the
"Fast & Furious" blood soaked fiasco. Where, as we must, remind
everyone that hundreds have died. Not only are states like AZ on
their own, the BHO regime is actively, deliberately doing them harm.

White House was not involved in ICE's decision to release detainees,
Carney says

1078 By JENNIFER EPSTEIN | 2/27/13 1:10 PM EST

The White House and the Department of Homeland Security were unaware
of Immigration Customs and Enforcement's decision to release
detainees until the agency announced it, administration officials
said Wednesday.

"This was a decision made by career officials at ICE without any
input from the White House, as a result of fiscal uncertainty over
the continuing resolution, as well as possible sequestration," White
House press secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday.

Personnel at Department of Homeland Security headquarters in
Washington were also unaware of the decision until the announcement
was made, a department official told POLITICO.

(WATCH: Janet Napolitano: Sequestration would threaten nation's

ICE announced Tuesday that it has released several hundred
undocumented immigrants in recent weeks as funding cuts loom. The
detainees will instead be monitored in less expensive ways, the
agency said.

Carney described those released as "low-risk, non-criminal
detainees," but several Republican members of Congress have spoken
out against the releases.

(Also on POLITICO: Blogs decry illegal immigrant release)

"It's very hard for me to believe that they can't find cuts elsewhere
in their agency," House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) told CBS News
on Tuesday. "I frankly think this is outrageous…I can't believe that
they can't find the kind of savings they need out of that department
short of letting criminals go free."

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), the chairman of the House Homeland
Security Committee, on Wednesday asked ICE for details of the
agency's decision. "This decision reflects the lack of resource
prioritization," he wrote to ICE Director John Morton, "and is
indicative of the Department [of Homeland Security]'s weak stance on
national security."

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