A full week ahead of the latest politician-made Armageddon or "sequestration," Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano authorized Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents to release more than 500 illegal alien criminals into the streets of Pinal County, Arizona.
Outspoken critic of President Obama, Sheriff Paul Babeu blasted the Washington gridlock gamesmanship and said "the 'Sequester Budget Battle' is already harming public safety in Arizona by ICE's mass release of hundreds of illegals and plans for the release of nearly 10,000 more criminal illegals from prison." Phoenix Business Journal -- February 27 Brewer blasts Obama for releasing [illegals] before and during sequestration
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is upset with the Barack Obama administration's plans to release some illegal immigrants from federal jails because of sequestration budget cuts coming March 1.
Fox News reported today that Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said the releases started this weekend and as many as 10,000 undocumented immigrants could be released if sequestration occurs. New York Times -- February 27 Mass release of [illegals] is tied to impending cuts "It's abhorrent that President Obama is releasing criminals into our communities to promote his political agenda on sequestration," said Mr. Goodlatte, who is running the House hearings on immigration reform. "By releasing criminal immigrants onto the streets, the administration is needlessly endangering American lives."