House GOP: We’re going to need to investigate ICE for those released illegal immigrants

posted at 8:01 pm on March 5, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano had one of the starring roles in the White House’s Nightmare-on-Sequester-Street messaging in the run-up to the budget cuts’ implementation last week, warning that “under sequestration, ICE would be forced to reduce current detention and removal operations, potentially affecting public safety, and would not be able to maintain 34,000 detention beds” reserved for detained illegal immigrants awaiting deportation proceedings.

After the backlash following that announcement, however, Napolitano tried to make the case that the decision was up to Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officials, but they certainly aren’t backing away from the decision — and the GOP is wondering if maybe the Obama administration didn’t go about all of this a little hastily. From the House Judiciary Committee, emphasis mine:

An internal U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) document obtained by the House Judiciary Committee reveals that the agency planned to release thousands of criminal aliens onto the streets to reduce the agency’s costs in light of sequestration.  As of February 15, 2013, the document shows that ICE had roughly 31,000 illegal immigrants and criminal aliens in detention – already below the 34,000 mandated by Congress – and planned to reduce that number to less than 26,000 by March 31, 2013.  According to sources, roughly 2,000 criminal aliens may have already been released so far. …

Chairman Goodlatte: “An internal document obtained by the House Judiciary Committee shows that Administration officials at ICE prepared cold calculations to release thousands of criminal aliens onto the streets and did not demonstrate any consideration of the impact this decision would have on the safety of Americans. …

“Clearly, there are better ways to save money than to release criminals onto the streets.  The House Judiciary Committee has found several ways the Department could save money in light of sequestration, such as reducing staff bonuses and performance awards and using unspent funds from inefficient state and local grant programs.  But regardless of sequestration, DHS actually has plenty of funding to pay for the detention of criminal aliens. … The Judiciary Committee plans to hold a hearing on this issue soon to get down to the bottom of this problematic situation.”

Are they suggesting that the Obama administration might be purposefully deploying the sequester cuts in ways that best suit their political advantage rather than the American people’s best interests? I’m shocked — shocked!


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What ever became of FF?

Bmore on March 5, 2013 at 8:07 PM

Or should that read F&F, yes F&F, that’s better.

Bmore on March 5, 2013 at 8:08 PM

Yup—Another bogus ‘investigation’ on which they’ll give a pass after they find nothing; the paper trail is already gone. Not even Nappy ‘knows who did it’.

Next ‘crisis’, please. I so much enjoy good fiction!

Liam on March 5, 2013 at 8:08 PM

What became of Ben Ghazi?

Cody1991 on March 5, 2013 at 8:09 PM

Don’t bother. janet has already thrown the workerbees under the bus.

She knows nothing. /s

Jabberwock on March 5, 2013 at 8:09 PM

House GOP: We’re going to need to investigate ICE for those released illegal immigrants

Obama Cabal…”sure we’ll turn over everything”…

Media ‘We’ll report it!!’

Monkeys..’Ready to fly outta your a$$ at any moment!’

BigWyo on March 5, 2013 at 8:09 PM

At least they’ll have something to work on until their next break.

Cody1991 on March 5, 2013 at 8:10 PM

Or should that read F&F, yes F&F, that’s better.

Bmore on March 5, 2013 at 8:08 PM

Fox & Friends still on TV..

:)

Electrongod on March 5, 2013 at 8:11 PM

Dear Leader: Nobody’s going to touch Big Sis…

d1carter on March 5, 2013 at 8:11 PM

Electrongod on March 5, 2013 at 8:11 PM

Lol! ; )

Bmore on March 5, 2013 at 8:12 PM

Dear Leader: Nobody’s going to touch Big Sis…

d1carter on March 5, 2013 at 8:11 PM

Who would want to? *yech*

predator on March 5, 2013 at 8:12 PM

d1carter on March 5, 2013 at 8:11 PM

Without a paper bag?

Bmore on March 5, 2013 at 8:13 PM

You won’t find any evidence. Napolitano runs DHS like a mafia boss. She doesn’t send memos, emails or voice mails with policy directives. Everything is passed on verbally down the chain of command so her treasonous orders aren’t documented.

Wigglesworth on March 5, 2013 at 8:13 PM

Are they suggesting that the Obama administration might be purposefully deploying the sequester cuts in ways that best suit their political advantage rather than the American people’s best interests?

If they are not, they are deaf, dumb and blind. All Obama cares about is Obama and how much power he can filch and how much money he can grub. Period.

VorDaj on March 5, 2013 at 8:16 PM

Or should that read F&F, yes F&F, that’s better.

Bmore on March 5, 2013 at 8:08 PM

I prefer Obama’s Guns for Gangsters Op. – it ties that debacle directly to who had ultimate authority over it.

Galt2009 on March 5, 2013 at 8:17 PM

GOP Establishment:

We won’t cave on amnesty until we get to the bottom of this illegal alien release. We really mean it this time.

Wigglesworth on March 5, 2013 at 8:17 PM

So, are Nepalitano and Kegan good friends??

BigWyo on March 5, 2013 at 8:17 PM

If they are releasing More criminals, how can the Dear Liar plead ignorance of it?

Galt2009 on March 5, 2013 at 8:18 PM

At least they’ll have something to work on until their next break.

Cody1991 on March 5, 2013 at 8:10 PM

the only thing they’ll ‘work on’ is trying to figure out how to cave without making it look like they caved.

Liam on March 5, 2013 at 8:18 PM

Acted in haste…

To give the appearance that the big S would be totally devastating.

I am gobsmacked with what these commie fascists are allowed to get away with!

The GOP is full of spineless cretins…

We plead to be heard

We beg you to listen

We ask that you do somthing

DO SOMTHING ALREADY~~

You shall feel the wrath of the voters if you persist in your do nothing stance, but just flap your lips…

Scrumpy on March 5, 2013 at 8:20 PM

I’m thinking you won’t find the names and fingerprints of the criminal aliens they released because they won’t want anything they do in the future to come back and bite them.

Buddahpundit on March 5, 2013 at 8:20 PM

So, are Nepalitano and Kegan good friends??

BigWyo on March 5, 2013 at 8:17 PM

LOL…I forgot about Kagan…

d1carter on March 5, 2013 at 8:21 PM

So, are Nepalitano and Kegan good friends??

BigWyo on March 5, 2013 at 8:17 PM

Eyebleach stat!

D-fusit on March 5, 2013 at 8:22 PM

JNap looks like a grayed Chris Christie.

jawkneemusic on March 5, 2013 at 8:24 PM

…the Obama administration might be purposefully deploying the sequester cuts in ways that best suit their political advantage rather than…

I actually don’t think that’s the main reason. When confronted with the choice of reducing the size of bureaucracy or not doing your job, then a bureaucrat will pick mot doing their job every time. It’s a knee jerk reaction.

Fenris on March 5, 2013 at 8:26 PM

If they are releasing More criminals, how can the Dear Liar plead ignorance of it?

Galt2009 on March 5, 2013 at 8:18 PM

How? Same as always.

BO never knows anything about anything. F&F, Benghazi, NPPP, bad loans to “green energy” companies, aka money laundering to donors…. the list goes on.

Any intelligent, self-respecting human being would be embarrassed, but BO lives in a fantasy world…. protected, cosseted, blissful.

We just happen to exist on the periphery, and the task for us is to figure out how to survive.

Cody1991 on March 5, 2013 at 8:26 PM

So, are Nepalitano and Kegan good friends??

BigWyo on March 5, 2013 at 8:17 PM

Whoa!! I was just wondering if this was where Janet got her legal advice….

..jeeze…

BigWyo on March 5, 2013 at 8:26 PM

purposefully deploying the sequester cuts in ways that best suit their political advantage rather than the American people’s best interests?

At what point in our nation’s political history did those two things become mutually exclusive?

Buddahpundit on March 5, 2013 at 8:26 PM

Oh of course it’s intentional.

The SHEEP will obey

TX-96 on March 5, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Don’t bitch when I defend myself.

wolly4321 on March 5, 2013 at 8:36 PM

so i wonder what else is happening in the world of Obama? Turns out that there is a Benghazi survivor still at Walter Reed…after 6 months?

Really? That some major injuries. Deep cover Libyan spy that we have to protect because his family will be killed? Classified? Or what?

http://washingtonexaminer.com/pete-king-obama-administration-still-refuses-to-give-facts-on-benghazi/article/2523329

you know if this were W every leftist in DC would be leaking like mad to the NYT or WaPo about this…the families be damned.

r keller on March 5, 2013 at 8:37 PM

If they are releasing More criminals, how can the Dear Liar plead ignorance of it?

Galt2009 on March 5, 2013 at 8:18 PM

How? Same as always.

BO never knows anything about anything. F&F, Benghazi, NPPP, bad loans to “green energy” companies, aka money laundering to donors…. the list goes on.

Any intelligent, self-respecting human being would be embarrassed, but BO lives in a fantasy world…. protected, cosseted, blissful.

We just happen to exist on the periphery, and the task for us is to figure out how to survive.

Cody1991 on March 5, 2013 at 8:26 PM

The Dear Liar lives in a fantasy world like the rest of his followers.

Galt2009 on March 5, 2013 at 8:44 PM

House GOP: We’re going to need to investigate ICE for those released illegal immigrants

…so the investigators are going to invest in investigations for another four years again! Four more years of… GoofsOnParade!

KOOLAID2 on March 5, 2013 at 8:45 PM

She doesn’t send memos, emails or voice mails with policy directives. Everything is passed on verbally down the chain of command so her treasonous orders aren’t documented.

Wigglesworth on March 5, 2013 at 8:13 PM

Maybe. I think there is a whole lot of “Richard Windsoring” in this administration. Anything to avoid FOIA and the fat whore can’t release thousands of criminals without some records.

Happy Nomad on March 5, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Are there enough senators and reps to investigate all the things this admin is doing? Seems a waste of time if they aren’t going to make people serve time. If the info from the Wash Times is correct releasing illegals was done for nothing more than to make the sequester as painful as possible to blame Republicans. It is more than apparant that there is more than enough to bring this admin down, what’s the holdup?

Russ86 on March 5, 2013 at 8:54 PM

Put Bernstein and Woodward on the job,they’ll have this cracked
in no time!
(sarc).

canopfor on March 5, 2013 at 8:54 PM

I wonder how the Judges, who sentenced these criminals, feel about their prisoners being released by a nameless bureaucrat…?

Seven Percent Solution on March 5, 2013 at 9:02 PM

Yeah, right. I’m *totally* up for another House investigation of blahdeblahblah, cause *this* one will get to the bottom of it, damnit.

*eye roll*

Midas on March 5, 2013 at 9:07 PM

Chart of the day regarding the outrageous spending cuts that are going to kill old people, disabled children, women, and minorities…

… and require us to empty our jails.

Seven Percent Solution on March 5, 2013 at 9:08 PM

House GOP: We’re going to need to investigate ICE for those released illegal immigrants

FukYoo GOP, you are dead to me. Are you going after this one fast and furiously or is it crying time again?

Your actions of the last two plus years speak volumes.

arnold ziffel on March 5, 2013 at 9:21 PM

I’m sure this has nothing to do with the release, BUT has any one noticed that these releases took place in major agricultural areas just in time for planting season?

jpcpt03 on March 5, 2013 at 9:42 PM

THIS is who Obama chose as his ‘immigration adviser’.

She was a member of La Raza… and she contends that the 1986 Amnesty ‘wasn’t big enough’. That amnesty was meant to grant amnesty to 1.8 million. In reality, it granted amnesty to 2.8 million, and another 2 million ( that we knew about) were deemed ‘unqualified’… but were never pursued, apprehended, processed, and deported.

ALL Of this was predicated on the solemn promise that the borders would be secured and that our problems with illegal immigration from Mexico, Central, and South America would be over.

Today, we are faced with another 11-20 million illegal aliens seeking…amnesty. Why? Because exception to the law was made for illegal aliens once… and they now demand that it be made for them again.

This is a nation of laws and those laws must be enforced equitably without preference or prejudice.

Exception to the law, or preferential treatment under the law not only erodes the rule of law, it erodes one of the primary pillars upon which this nation was founded and the single most important pillar of our unique democratic republic.

thatsafactjack on March 5, 2013 at 9:45 PM

This is a nation of laws and those laws must be enforced equitably without preference or prejudice.

Exception to the law, or preferential treatment under the law not only erodes the rule of law, it erodes one of the primary pillars upon which this nation was founded and the single most important pillar of our unique democratic republic.

thatsafactjack on March 5, 2013 at 9:45 PM

Jackie, get off the crack pipe. :)
love, arnold.

arnold ziffel on March 5, 2013 at 9:51 PM

Move along folks.

newportmike on March 5, 2013 at 10:03 PM

arnold ziffel on March 5, 2013 at 9:51 PM

A person can have a dream… even if they aren’t Martin Luther King…can’t they Arnold? :)

Okay… so I’m a ‘bitter clinger’….clinging to the Constitution and the ideology upon which this nation was founded. Old fashioned, I know, but that’s just the kind of hairpin I am. :)

thatsafactjack on March 5, 2013 at 10:11 PM

It is crushing to face the fact that we are living under an administration, aided and abetted by a venal and complicit media, that is not just standing by and watching while America crumbles, but is, in fact, actively pursuing that end. Enabled by the permanent political class, consisting of a soul-less Marxist Democrat political party and a gutless GOP fixated not on long-since forgotten principles, but only on attempting to save their own pathetic careers by perpetuating the political status quo, playing their scripted role in the grand kabuki tragedy.

bofh on March 5, 2013 at 10:37 PM

It is more than apparent that there is more than enough to bring this admin down, what’s the holdup?

Russ86 on March 5, 2013 at 8:54 PM

Complete and utter spinelessness and abdication of any responsibility from anyone in the GOP — that’s what the holdup is.

PatriotGal2257 on March 5, 2013 at 10:47 PM

And the “GOP” is still wondering what went wrong in the 1012 elections.
Gutless Jackwagons….just like the rest of the population.
“Country” means nothing to them.
But, their time runs short….as it does for all politicians who too the oath to Preserve, Protect and Defend the Constitution…and LIED.
If a Pol proposes limiting or eliminating my God given rights, as enumerated in the Bill of Rights, he/she is a traitor to his/her office and to the people and subject to the penalty for treason.
Death is on the way; for them or for us, but the country will never be the same.
We will either live by the Constitution or die by the hands of the Marxist cabal running the country.
We know who they are and where they live. They can’t escape.
We’re coming.
III/0317

dirtengineer on March 6, 2013 at 12:28 AM

I live in AZ. This is serious sht to us. Per Pinal county sheriff Paul Babeu (on Greta on the Record tonight) said that over 2,000 were released and most has criminal records. He now wants congress to investigate because ICE and Napalitano have lied and refused to give any info on who was released and where. Who the hell is running this country? I was not happy with Jeff Flakes comments today on the news regarding this..he was very passive. Our citizens our being put into harms way by this President and his goons. And they now want to take our guns? Good luck with that.

Wileygrl3 on March 6, 2013 at 12:38 AM

What is the 21st century equivalent of pitchforks?

Because millions are desperately needed now by our citizenry.

Or perhaps Monsieur le Guillotine had the right idea for how to deal with criminal “elites.”

AZCoyote on March 6, 2013 at 7:45 AM

Oh, goody, another investigation by a committee. I feel safer already.

Kissmygrits on March 6, 2013 at 8:37 AM

Janet Incompetano will investigate the release of 2K or so of illegal detainees? Great.
How about someone investigate the FIVE THOUSAND or so of rifles & pistols sent across the border under Obowmao’s Guns for Gangstas?
Jeezus, the Manure Spreading Media is MORE incompetent than the damn government!
Any apologies to Brian Terry’s family? Or Jaime Zapata’s? Heck, anyone touch base with Victor Avila lately?
How about the survivors of Bengahzi? Oh, right, the Manure Stream Media doesn’t give a shiite.

Remember, Janet Incompetano was the lawyer who suggested that Anita Hill bring up the ‘pubic hair on the Coke can’ angle in an attempt at a “High Tech Lynching” of Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas.
A strategy formulated by the murderer of MaryJo Kopeckne.
Who, if God is on the clock, has Teddy sitting in the fire with a WARM greeting for Hugo.

Missilengr on March 6, 2013 at 12:35 PM