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  • squamish7b squamish7b Mar 16, 2013 12:57 PM Flag

    Messiah's "transparency" must be torturing his sheeple

    Albeit he never did promise his "change" would be for the better...

    "A senior Homeland Security Department official is telling Congress more than 2,000 illegal immigrants were released from immigration jails due to budget constraints during three weeks in February.

    The figure cited by the director of U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, John Morton, is significantly higher than the “few hundred” immigrants the Obama administration had acknowledged were released under the budget-savings process.

    The Associated Press reported weeks ago that more than 2,000 illegal immigrants had been released since Feb. 15 and the government planned to release 3,000 more during March, but Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano had said the AP’s report was “not really accurate.”

    Morton acknowledged Thursday at a House appropriations hearing that 2,228 illegal immigrants had been released over the three-week period for what he called “solely budgetary reasons.”

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    • Fuggin nitwit.

      The director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, John Morton, told a congressional panel Thursday that the agency had actually released 2,228 people from immigration jails over the course of three weeks, starting February 9, for what he described as "solely budgetary reasons." They included 10 people considered the highest level of offender.

      After the administration had challenged the AP's reporting, ICE said it didn't know how many people had been released for budget reasons but would review its records.

      Morton, who testified with two other agency officials, told lawmakers that the decision to release the immigrants was not discussed in advance with political appointees, including those in the White House and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. He said the pending automatic cuts known as sequestration was "driving in the background."

      "We were trying to live within the budget that Congress had provided us," Morton told lawmakers. "This was not a White House call. I take full responsibility."

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      • They call for cuts, then they complain about them. Release aliens, complain. End Easter Egg Hunt, complain. End WH tours, complain. They are not serious about cuts, they just want something to complain about.

      • "Fuggin nitwit."

        Obushma certainly has hired quite a few of them during his reign of incompetence, albeit his sheeple can always ask Brennan to get to the bottom of it...

        "The AP, citing internal budget documents, reported exclusively that the administration had released more than 2,000 illegal immigrants since at least Feb. 15 and planned to release 3,000 more in March due to looming budget cuts. Napolitano said days later that the AP's report was "not really accurate" and that the story had developed "its own mythology."

        "Several hundred are related to sequester, but it wasn't thousands," Napolitano said March 4 at a Politico-sponsored event."

    • Just be patient - 2016 is just around the corner. Now that Santorum was not chosen as the new pope he appears to be an excellent choice for the GOP in 2016. Well liked by old white people. Hang in there Squirmy, your time will come.

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