Surprise: Those hundreds of detainees ICE released were actually thousands

Remember how surprised Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was to hear that hundreds of illegal immigrants had been released from detention due to sequestration cuts that hadn’t yet been made? Imagine how surprised she must be this afternoon, as the Associated Press reports that more than 2,000 detainees were released last month because of the impending budget cuts, and another 3,000 were to be set loose this month before “intense criticism” set in.

The AP reports:

The budget documents show that Immigrations and Customs Enforcement released roughly 1,000 illegal immigrants from its jails around the U.S. each week since at least Feb. 15. The agency’s field offices have reported more than 2,000 released before intense criticism this week led to a temporary shutdown of the plan.

The states where immigrants were released include Arizona, California, Georgia and Texas.

The White House has said it was not consulted about the releases, and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has acknowledged they occurred in a manner she regrets.

  • Joe W.

    “At this point…what difference does it make??”–Use it Janet…Worked for Hilarity…..

    • SpinMeNot

      *make it stop … for the love of God … make it stop*

    • Axelgreaser

      Mr.W, Those gals that drive Tacoma’s don’t really possess the ‘hilarity’ gene :)

  • Terrell Guell

    I am sick of the White House claiming they didn’t know or weren’t involved when something major like this happens. Fast and Furious, Benghazi, now this group of prison releases. What is this the Manti Te’o administration? To say we didn’t know means at best your an incompetent fool and at worst your conspiring to advance an agenda. For Te’o it may have been the former, for the White House I’m betting on the latter

  • nc

    Still waiting for the tipping point for the media, libbies and the LIVs. It’s gotta be any moment now, right?

    • J. Cox

      Guam will actually tip before the O-bots.

      • nc

        Ha Ha!

  • NCRelite

    the government is now punishing us for having a Republican majority in the house

  • OneThinDime

    When one of these illegals commits a serious crime against an elected official, a member of their family or someone in the media, something will happen. The remainder of Americans don’t matter.

    • nc

      How will anyone know? I’m sure they’ve already lost the paperwork.

      • OneThinDime

        Great point! But if an important person is involved, somehow the paper trail can be followed, but not for your or me.

      • OneThinDime

        Great point! But if an important person is involved, somehow the paper trail can be followed, but not for your or me.

  • Checks N. Balances

    Are these the same illegals that the Administration was patting
    themselves on the back over when they were first detained? “Illegal
    immigration arrests up blah,blah percent” and now they’ve been released?!
    Oh, the incompetence!!!!

  • Axelgreaser

    WOULD MODEL FATHER BARACK OBAMA WANT THESE ILLEGALS AROUND HIS GIRLS, in their immediate neighborhood? I think we know the answer. In fact, how many of you ever saw this compulsive campaigner in YOUR neighborhood during either election campaign? Let me answer: NOT ONCE. Elistists cringe at the mere thought of mingling with the proletariat, especially this disconnect, President ‘in absentia’. That sort of thing results in ‘Joe The Plumber’ moments. Having to go off script and explain yourself. Someone might even imply and make it necessary for you to make the statement: “I am not a dictator.” Why didn’t Obama, who has cleverly, along with his Homeland Security Director, ‘Big Sis’ Janet Napolitano, exctricated himself from any blame for this flood of thousands of illegals, a.k.a., ‘future Democrats’. Seems nobody knows how these people made a run for it and worse, how they’ll be accounted for. One reason Barack Obama wouldn’t want any of then near his girls, his wife, his mother-in-law or even his hypo-allergenic dog, Bo, is many of them are known to be dangerous. Who does this? Who acts so irrationally? Well, we know of one who did and he was a bonafide dictator and releasing criminals on the innocent public is one thing dictators do to punish and to ‘get even’: Fidel Castro.

    Take a look at what happens:

  • Maxx

    2,000 illegal immigrants released on the public.

    2,000 liberals with voting registration cards released on 2,000 illegals.

    • mike_in_kosovo

      Nah…the voting registration was part of the outprocessing paperwork when they were released.

      • Zefal

        That’s the only reason they were detained in the first place. To make sure they weren’t here on a free ride by not being registered to vote democratic.

  • kim

    well at least they regret it. Even though Janet has no idea how it happened. Is she related to Fauxcahontas Warren? Janneminnihaha?

  • DJLugoff

    Gee, amnesty started early with the best of the best I can hardly wait until the rest are home free! Isn’t it amazing how no one knew what was going on? Get ready folks BO had a temper tantrum over the sequestration and decided to smack us one in the face. I can hardly wait to see what the Dear Leader has up his sleeve next.