En Mass from Three Locations
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.
US 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."
Christensen said ICE is continuing to prosecute their cases in immigration court and will seek their removal from the country.
"We're getting reports from multiple detention centers in Texas, Florida and New Orleans where detainees who are low priority are being released in mass without bond," Domenic Powell, a spokesman for the National Immigrant Youth Alliance, an immigration advocacy group, said Monday night.
The White House has warned of devastating across-the-board spending cuts scheduled to take place this week as part of a 2011 bipartisan deal to reduce the deficit by $1.2 trillion over the next decade. Janet Napolitano, head of the Department of Homeland Security, said Monday that the cuts would be "disruptive and destructive" to national security.
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Editor's Note: Given that our federal government operates on baseline-budgeting (please read up on it so that you can understand the fear-mongering currently taking place) the need for these illegals' release is highly suspect and reeks of politics...
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