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WASHINGTON — Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have released “several hundred” immigrants from deportation centers across the country, saying the move is an effort to cut costs ahead of budget cuts due to hit later this week.

Announcing the news Tuesday, ICE officials said that the immigrants were released under supervision and continue to face deportation. After reviewing hundreds of cases, those released were considered low-risk and “noncriminal,” officials said.

The releases took place over the last week and were an effort “to ensure detention levels stay within ICE’s current budget,” said ICE spokeswoman Gillian Christiansen, citing uncertainty caused by a budget standoff in Washington.

“All of these individuals remain in removal proceedings. Priority for detention remains on serious criminal offenders and other individuals who pose a significant threat to public safety,” she said.

more  http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-detained-immigrants-sequester-20130226,0,7739089.story

 

» 19 Comments

  1. Chris

    February 27th, 2013

    And they want to know why WE need 30 round mags.

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  2. Milwaukee Mike

    February 27th, 2013

    Sounds like “business as usual” for this administration. So no real savings, but we can blame the Republicans for our policies once again.

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  3. Dr. Tar

    February 27th, 2013

    Of course the cuts won’t actually go into effect until April. Its the “Fatal Attraction” approach to running government. “I won’t be ignored and btw just to get your attention I’m going to boil your rabbit. You bad Republicans are forcing me to hurt the nation, because you won’t let me spend all I want to.”

    This is what happens when you let people with the mind set of 5 year olds in charge of things.

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  4. ohwow

    February 27th, 2013

    purely a political play. If there haven’t been any cuts yet then why release them….

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  5. Tim

    February 27th, 2013

    Our gov’t is a criminal organization.

    They are releasing other, foreign, criminals in the hope that they’ll terrorize the locals, and the locals, in turn, will demand that “something be done about all the lawlessness” from the people who are perpetrating the lawlessness.

    The peasants fall for it every time.

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  6. Jerry Manderin

    February 27th, 2013

    Release the hounds on the government…

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  7. Anonymous

    February 27th, 2013

    The sequester cut is a reduction of the proposed INCREASE.

    Progressive Retards think if they ignore facts, the facts don’t exist.

    That’s why progressives are retarded.

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  8. beezzer

    February 27th, 2013

    Since when did ANYONE within our government concern themselves about being over or under budget???

    What’s next?

    “In order to save money, we had to let China take Alaska and Hawaii”
    -It’s the republicans fault.

    Progtards have been urinating on the country since they figured out that they could hide behind PC bullpoop!

    *Walks away disgusted!*

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  9. eternal cracker p

    February 27th, 2013

    So they can’t come up with a $100 per day rental truck and gas money to truck these ILLEGAL “noncriminal” aliens back over the border? Should be able to haul 50 to 100 of them at a time. A days work would easily put 500 to 1000 of them on the other side of the border, with a single truck.

    Meanwhile, what is the additional cost and risk by KEEPING these people here?

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  10. McFartus Spontaneous

    February 27th, 2013

    Upon their release, each illegal will be given 1 lawnmower, 1 carwash sponge, 1 mop for Consuelo, 7 baby strollers filled with unlimited EBT cards, your childs seat in school, your job, your childs future job, drivers license, govt funded apartments & condos, free access to Obama, voting rights, no jail for DUI’s, and lifetime membership in the DNC.

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  11. Mr.Gates

    February 27th, 2013

    Anonymous above has it right. This isn’t a cut at all. This is a reduction in the proposed increase.

    Meanwhile, there’s 40 billion dollars for wind mills nobody needs.

    America’s Democrats are Hitler’s fellow travelers.

    In fact FDR LOVED the Fascists in Europe until his advisers told him to STFU… they were starting to see what the Nazi’s were actually doing.

    But they’re still in love with fascism.

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  12. thirdtwin

    February 27th, 2013

    “We’re down there. It’s hot. We were sweating. Bugs everywhere. We’re down there pushing, pushing, pushing on the car. Every once in a while we’d look up and see the Republicans standing there. They’re just standing there fanning themselves — sipping on a Slurpee.”–Barky, 2010

    Hope your jumbo Sequester Slurpee gives you a massive brain-freeze, Barky.

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  13. D B Cooper

    February 27th, 2013

    @ McFartus
    You forgot 1 set of lightweight jumper cables for all illegals age 16 and older.

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  14. judgeroybean

    February 27th, 2013

    Like environmentalists, they could care less about consequences. Their ultimate goal is to inflict as much damage on this country as possible.

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  15. John F.

    February 27th, 2013

    “…officials have released “several hundred” immigrants from deportation centers…”

    “…ICE officials said that the immigrants were released under…”

    You know what’s missing in the above sentences from the LA Times article? The word ILLEGAL.

    There has really been a concerted push by leftists and the leftist media to blur the lines between the very distinct concepts of LEGAL vs. ILLEGAL immigration.

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  16. RANDO

    February 27th, 2013

    They released the illegals back where they came from, right?
    . . . Right??

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  17. Tracy

    February 27th, 2013

    INVENTED CRISIS / PROACTIVE SPITE-WORK
    Never mind that hundereds of illegal detainees have been released, but the sequestration hasn’t even happened yet.

    Nothing good comes from anything this president does or has done and is typical. This whole sequestration is an Obama creation. There’s no low to which this administration won’t stoop for the purpose of destroying America.

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  18. Navy Squid

    February 27th, 2013

    And so, if a deal to avoid sequester is worked out, all of these released “illegals” will be rounded back up and put back in detention again, right? Right??? Anyone??? HELLO????? :-(

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  19. J Frank Parnell

    February 27th, 2013

    Castro 1980: Mariel Boat Lift.

    I know commies, I’ve read their book. It’s written in the blood of 100 million+ people.

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