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Yes, They Did Release 2,228 Illegal Aliens, And Blamed It On the Sequester. by The Elephant's Child

Who me? Not my fault! After weeks of denials, the Obama administration acknowledged last Thursday that it had, in fact released more than 2,000 illegal immigrants from immigration jails due to “budget concerns” during three weeks in February.

The “sequester,” about which there have been endless scare-tactics from the administration about all the horrible things that were going to happen, furloughs, layoffs, children without immunizations, long lines at the airport and so on and on, is concerned with cutting back on the increases to the budget, not in cutting back already appropriated funds, so it’s all smoke and mirrors, anyway

The administration insisted then that only a “few hundred” illegals were released for budgetary reasons, and insisted that a March 1 report by the AP that Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) had released 2,000 illegals in February and planned to release more than 3,000 others due to “budget constraints.” Intense criticism led to a temporary shutdown of the plan.

John Morton, director of ICE told a congressional panel on Thursday that the agency had actually released 2,228 illegals from immigration jails over the course of three weeks. beginning Feb. 9, for what he described as “solely budgetary reasons.” They included 10 people considered the highest level of offender.

Morton said that the decision to release the immigrants was not discussed with political appointees in the White House and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. He said the pending automatic cuts “known as sequestration was driving the background.”

Subcommittee chairman Rep. John Carter (R-TX) said:

At the time this release started, the president of the United States was going around the country telling people what the pain was going to be from sequester. That’s a fact. That was the atmosphere. It was Chicken Little, the sky is falling, almost.”

They have recaptured  4 of the highest level of offenders. Those who were released still eventually face deportation and are required to appear for upcoming court hearings, but no longer are confined in immigration jails, where they cost, according to “advocacy experts” $164 a day. They prefer supervised release with conditions, check-ins, and GPS devices at 30¢ to $14 per day. Is this any way to run a government?



Yoo Hoo, Secretary Napolitano! by The Elephant's Child

Authorities are searching for 270 Somalis believed to have illegally entered the United States with help from a Virginia man who admitted contacts with an Islamic terrorist group.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent Thomas Eyre testified in a hearing in Alexandria’s federal court, that authorities are “concerned” about Anthony Joseph Tracy’s connections to the group.  According to an affidavit filed with the court, Mr. Tracy told authorities that he came in contact with the Somali terrorist organization Al-Shabaab, which announced an alliance with al Qaeda earlier this year.  Tracy has been held without bail.

Tracy’s emails, combined with information on Facebook, show that the Somalis have spread across the country and are living in New York, North Carolina, Tennessee, Minnesota and Arizona. They are believed to have made a complex trip from Kenya to Dubai to Moscow to Cuba to South America to Mexico and then across the U.S. Mexico border.

Well, they got the guy who provided fraudulent information for the travel visas, but the 270 Somalis are missing.  You know that fence on the U.S./ Mexico border that they were going to build?  I wonder  how many jobs that would provide?

According to this website, the State Department has admitted 83,991 Somali Muslims in the last 25 years, and had to suspend family reunification because DNA testing revealed widespread immigration fraud.



Democrats Get Out Their Vote — By Slashing Funds For Jailing Illegal Immigrants by American Elephant
December 11, 2009, 12:37 pm
Filed under: Democrat Corruption, National Security, News, Politics | Tags: ,

The Party of Corruption strikes again. You see, illegal aliens can’t vote if they are in prison, and all the polls show that real Americans aren’t going to vote for Democrats next year, so Democrats need to find (or manufacture) votes elsewhere:

WASHINGTON – California and other financially strapped states will lose tens of millions of federal dollars that they spend to jail illegal immigrants charged with crimes, under Congress’ latest spending bill. The $1.1 trillion plan, finalized by House and Senate negotiators Tuesday night, combines six of the large yearly appropriations bills passed by Congress to keep the government running.

State officials and members of the California congressional delegation had lobbied hard once again to increase aid to the states for the program, hoping to cash in on California’s increased clout in Washington this year.

But their efforts fell flat, with the program set to be cut by more than 18 percent…

Overall, spending for the program would fall from $400 million to $330 million for the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program, or SCAAP, which President Barack Obama had targeted for elimination. It’s a formula grant program that provides aid to states and localities for correctional officer salary costs incurred for jailing criminal undocumented immigrants. [read more]

Keep in mind, these people aren’t in prison because they are illegal immigrants, they are illegal immigrants who are in prison because on top of being here illegally, they have been convicted of other crimes: rape, burglary, robbery, you name it. Cash-strapped states will now either have to come up with new funds to keep these felons in prison, or let them out. Once they are out, even if Democrats dont pass amnesty as they plan to do, ACORN can always register them to vote.

Border security, national security, your personal safety, the rule of law…all of these things take second place to Democrats lust for power. (via Sweetness & Light)




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