DHS Head Napolitano Calls Out Media For Exposing Illegal Alien Release

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Department of Homeland Security Head Janet Napolitano was displeased the news media did their jobs by exposing that 2,000 illegal aliens were released. Incidentally, the bit about sequestration was only speculation.

The AP had reported:

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 budget pressures of sequestration are thus relevant to the story, and the news media were not out-of-line. What is out-of-line is an Obama administration not following the laws on the books regarding whom is legally supposed to be in the country.

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