Hold on to your hats. This is a doozy.
Sharyl Attkisson, of The Daily Signal, has uncovered the latest Obama scandal; and it could put every American’s safety in jeopardy.
From the Daily Signal:
More than 600 convicted criminals, including felons, were among thousands of illegal immigrants freed under the Obama administration in advance of 2013 budget cuts mandated under sequestration.
[…]According to the IG’s (inspector general) report, at least two-dozen “aliens” were released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement even though they were in a “mandatory detention category.” (After an internal review, ICE later redetained them.)
[…]During the three weeks leading up to sequestration, from February 9 to March 1, ICE released 2,226 immigrant detainees – 617 of whom had criminal convictions. Approximately 1,450 were freed the last weekend before sequestration. The field offices that released the most criminal convicts include Phoenix, Houston, Atlanta and Chicago.
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Not only did the Obama administration do this; they denied ever doing it:
In March 2013, when the Associated Press reported the administration had released more than 2,000 immigrants over a three-week period, Homeland Security Chief Janet Napolitano stated the AP story was “not really accurate” and that it had developed “its own mythology.”
“Several hundred [releases] are related to sequester, but it wasn’t thousands,” Napolitano stated incorrectly on March 4, 2013.