Obama Releases Waves of Illegal Immigrants From US Detention Centers in Wake of Sequester
Illegal immigrations in a detention center in Georgia. (Palm Beach Post)
The Obama Administration released waves of illegal immigrants from US detention centers in the wake of sequester cuts.
The federal government released groups of illegal immigrants from custody across the country Monday at the same time the White House was making its case that impending budget cuts would harm efforts to protect the border and enforce federal immigration laws.
Advocates reported “waves” of illegal immigrants being released from at least three detention centers in Texas, Florida and Louisiana.
U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement confirmed the release of some illegal immigrants Monday night but would not say how many or from which detention centers.
“In order to make the best use of our limited detention resources in the current fiscal climate and to manage our detention population under current congressionally mandated levels, ICE has directed field offices to review the detained population to ensure it is in line with available funding,” said ICE spokeswoman Gillian Christensen. “As a result of this review, a number of detained aliens have been released around the country and placed on an appropriate, more cost-effective form of supervised release.”
The sequester involves trimming $85 billion from a $3.6 trillion annual federal budget, or about 2.4 percent.
Barack Obama and Democrats added over one trillion dollars to the annual Federal Budget in the last 4 years.
That’s at least a 30% increase in federal spending in just 3 years.
But the Obama administration is not willing to cut a dime from the budget and is now releasing illegal immigrants in protest.