White House: We Had Nothing to Do With Freed Illegals
Decision came from immigration officials, says press secretary
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Feb 28, 2013 8:04 AM CST
In this undated photo, immigrants play soccer at the Stewart Detention Center in Lupmkin, Ga.   (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jeremy Redmon)

(Newser) – As the sequestration game of "not it" continues, the White House yesterday insisted it played no part in the decision to release hundreds of detained illegal immigrants, as some Republicans had alleged. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials made the move "without any input from the White House, as a result of fiscal uncertainty over the continuing resolution, as well as possible sequester," said press secretary Jay Carney. A Homeland Security official told the Hill that it was just a larger-scale occurrence of a regular event, noting that ICE transitions illegal immigrants from detention centers into its less expensive supervision program almost daily.

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augie2
Feb 28, 2013 11:07 PM CST
Oh sure that didn't. Pelosi, Reid and the rest of those liberal bandits need their yards worked on.
windmere
Feb 28, 2013 2:34 PM CST
Noone is watchng the store. and foxes are watching the hen house Where are we going? Nothing to do with prejudices Lets get some accountablility Take back our Made in America Where are the jobs? Why is their so much outsoucing? Every thing you touch is from another country. How about the corporations keeping business here and keep America strong.
windmere
Feb 28, 2013 2:16 PM CST
Pragmatist They get into office Demecrat or Republican with empty promises, They put in their time, Live an affulent live style on tax dollars like cars planes vacations etc at their disposal, all the things us middle and lower income people pay for. Whether the keep their promises or not they leave office move into the sunset and get paid for speeches made at private instituions and never really held accountable. for anything. Only in America.