DHS releasing illegal immigrants before sequester

Associated Press
Feb. 27, 2013

Sounds like they're off to a good start, of course, they're only doing this to scare conservatives rather than out of some moral sense it's wrong to imprison people for minor (non)crimes. - ChrisWASHINGTON (AP) -- A week before mandatory budget cuts go into effect across the government, the Department of Homeland Security has started releasing illegal immigrants being held in immigration jails across the country, Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Tuesday.

Gillian Christensen, an ICE spokeswoman, said ICE has reviewed "several hundred cases" of immigrants being held in jails around the country and released them in the last week. They have been "placed on an appropriate, more cost-effective form of supervised release," she said.

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