Total illegals released as part of Frankenquester: 2,000

The original reports had just 500 or so illegal immigrants released in advance of the sequester, ostensibly to save money. Now the AP is reporting that the total number of released illegals is 2000 with another 3,000 to be released in March: The Homeland Security Department released from its jails more than 2,000 illegal immigrants facing deportation in recent weeks due to looming budget cuts and planned to release 3,000 more during March, The Associated Press has learned. The newly disclosed figures, cited in internal budget documents reviewed by the AP, are significantly higher than the "few hundred" illegal immigrants the Obama administration acknowledged this week had been released under the budget-savings process. The government 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 immigrants released before...(Read Full Post)