For a President sold to the public as the one who would unite America, he sure seems to be picking a ton of fights. The latest being the sequester battle – he’s so willing to pick a fight he’s actually released hundreds of illegal immigrants awaiting deportation trial for fear that ICE would go over budget after the cuts.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have released “several hundred” immigrants from deportation centers across the country, saying the move is an effort to cut costs ahead of budget cuts due to hit later this week.
Announcing the news Tuesday, ICE officials said that the immigrants were released under supervision and continue to face deportation. After reviewing hundreds of cases, those released were considered low-risk and “noncriminal,” officials said.
The releases took place over the last week and were an effort “to ensure detention levels stay within ICE’s current budget,” said ICE spokeswoman Gillian Christiansen, citing uncertainty caused by a budget standoff in Washington.
“All of these individuals remain in removal proceedings. Priority for detention remains on serious criminal offenders and other individuals who pose a significant threat to public safety,” she said.
“I believe that the President is trying to pick a fight,” Glenn said in response to the news.
“I see a guy who is releasing the illegal aliens, and I see a guy who will at some point just open up the prisons. If any state goes into rebellion he would just say, you know what, open up the prisons and he would open up the federal prisons. I mean who let’s go illegal aliens before you even have the cut? Who would do that? What American thinks that’s a good idea besides a radical extremist,” Glenn said.
Besides illegal immigration, Glenn predicted that the White House will start releasing federal prisoners and cut down the military under the guise of budget cuts.