I understand the precept of Sovereign Immunity. That said, I still find Obama's decision to release criminal illegal aliens outrageous and irresponsible. In my opinion, he should be held accountable for any crimes committed by the illegal aliens he released. For those thinking he was not behind that decision, let's go back a few months and revisit his unconscionable interference in the federal investigation of a senate intern who was both an illegal immigrant AND a registered sexual offender. Why? He wanted the arrest delayed until AFTER he and Democrat Sen. Robert "Bob" Menendez both won reelection.
*UPDATED* March 1st: AP Exclusive:
WASHINGTON -- The Homeland Security Department released from its jails more than 2,000 illegal immigrants facing deportation in recent weeks due to looming budget cuts and planned to release 3,000 more during March, The Associated Press has learned.
The newly disclosed figures, cited in internal budget documents reviewed by the AP, are significantly higher than the "few hundred" illegal immigrants the Obama administration acknowledged this week had been released under the budget-savings process.
Blaming the sequester, Barack Obama's administration is releasing "waves" of illegal immigrants from custody
John Hill: Despite potential budget cuts being 4 days away and with Congress and the Administration negotiating to avoid them, the Department of Homeland Security has already started releasing hundreds of illegal aliens held in local jails in anticipation of automatic "sequestration" cuts – out of a planned total of more than 10,000 aliens to be released.
OUTRAGE: DHS Releases 'Thousands' of Illegal Aliens from Prison – Citing 'Budget Cuts'
From Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, via Facebook:
I’m appalled to learn the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has begun to release hundreds of illegal aliens from custody, the first of potentially thousands to soon be freed under the guise of federal budget cuts. This is pure political posturing and the height of absurdity given that the releases are being granted before the federal ‘sequestration’ cuts have even gone into effect.
This represents a return to exactly the kind of catch-and-release procedures that have long made a mockery of our country’s immigration system. The news is especially concerning when coupled with DHS’ acknowledgment today that it may not be able to maintain operation of 34,000 immigration jail beds, as mandated by Congress.
Everyone knows the federal government must get a handle on spending, and it is well past time that the President begin working with Congress to find real budget solutions. But we cannot let public safety and the rule of law be collateral damage of the President’s failed leadership to pass a budget.
"Obama releasing illegals from prison an IMPEACHABLE offense"
Illegal immigrant thought release was 'joke'...
An Administrative Amnesty
By Lachlan Markay