If it’s the former, then Obama has descended to supervillain status.
What’s next? Shutting off the water supply or closing all the coal plants unless he receives 1 trillion dollars in spending money? Well he’s already done the latter, so maybe swarms of killer bees. And if that fails, he’ll pull out his biggest gun and preempt prime time television programming with another speech full of false choices and croakers.
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.
Next, Obama can begin freeing convicted murderers from Federal prisons while blaming Republicans for it. Then he can free all the cobras from the zoos and release clouds of toxic waste while laughing manically… just to make a point about budget cuts.
U.S. 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.”
Obama is using Federal custody in a Federal agency to make a budget point while endangering the public and breaking the law. In a law-abiding country, this would be a crime. In a banana republic, it’s just another day at work.
“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.
Next up, release the Kraken. That will show those Republicans.