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March 19, 2013 - 2:58 pm

Via the Examiner, one government officer’s take on competence.

Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton admitted that he could have avoided releasing 2,228 illegal immigrant detainees by asking  Congress for flexibility under sequestration, but he never made an effort to do so.

“We can seek reprogramming requirements, that is absolutely true, Mr. Chairman, and we did not in this instance,” Morton told House Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., during a hearing this afternoon. “I did not want to rob Peter to pay Paul. My view is that we need to maintain the operations of the agency, I did not want to furlough people, and my view is that I need to make rational decisions across the [agency accounts].”

Don’t the “operations of the agency” that Morton wanted to “maintain” include, you know, not releasing captured criminals into the wild? At least four of the thousands they released were known violent criminals.

Mr. Morton needs to receive a permanent furlough.

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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This political hack was ordered by his bosses to release 2200 relatively low-level illegals. Most were picked up for minor offenses, and probably are no harm to the community.
You can just bet that if Morton's bosses told him to release 2200 axe murderers, he'd have come up with some nonsense to justify the releases.
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Judging by Morton's moronic response, he was given the order to release these illegals, he obeyed the order, then he covered the order-giver's ass by taking the hit for it himself. And, if things get rough, he'll be given the axe and 100K to take a nice vacation.
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