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March 1, 2013 - 2:26 pm

The AP reports that the Obama Department of Homeland Security has been releasing illegal aliens from jail since February 15. While the administration claims that it has only released a few hundred, the real numbers are far higher according to government documents that the AP obtained.

The Homeland Security Department released from its jails more than 2,000 illegal immigrants facing deportation in recent weeks due to looming budget cuts and planned to release 3,000 more during March, The Associated Press has learned.

The newly disclosed figures, cited in internal budget documents reviewed by the AP, are significantly higher than the “few hundred” illegal immigrants the Obama administration acknowledged this week had been released under the budget-savings process.

DHS is releasing the illegal aliens primarily in four states, three of them red states: Arizona, California, Georgia and Texas. DHS has not consulted with the states in which the releases are taking place, and the Obama White House claims that the releases are taking place without their input. But:

The release of thousands from immigration jails is consistent with Napolitano’s early warnings on Monday – hours before anyone knew publicly that any illegal immigrants had been released – that the pending, automatic budget cuts known as the sequester would limit the government’s ability to maintain enough detention center beds for at least 34,000 immigrants.

Budget cuts cannot be to blame for these releases. For one thing, the sequestration cuts are actually just cuts in the rate of growth. Second, they have not occurred yet, and certainly had not when DHS began releasing thousands of illegal aliens. Third, DHS is currently running under full capacity in its jails, by about 3,000 prisoners.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Isn't "illegal criminal" redundant?
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Nothing mysterious about why ICE released them. Gotta get them ready to vote Democrat and often come 2014 so the Dems can retake the House.
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Thinking people have to wonder, since ICE has been ordered to only detain the violent criminal illegal aliens, how many of these illegals who have been released into our communities are violent criminals? Worse yet, we have a president who claims no responsibility for the release of these criminals which means that we have a president who is either a big liar or who has absolutely no control of his administration.... and don't even get me started on what a joke our 'Department of Homeland Security' is.
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