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Homeland Security official quits
after illegal immigrants freed
over budget cuts

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:FlyRight, 2/27/2013 4:57:47 PM

Washington - The senior Homeland Security Department official in charge of arresting and deporting illegal immigrants announced his resignation the same day the agency said that hundreds of people facing deportation had been released from immigration jails due to looming budget cuts, according to a resignation letter obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press. The government said he had told his bosses weeks ago that he planned to retire. Gary Mead, executive associate director over enforcement and removal operations at Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, disclosed his departure

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: droopydog, 2/27/2013 5:05:20 PM     (No. 9199601)

$100 says he was retiring anyway.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 2/27/2013 5:15:18 PM     (No. 9199611)

Or he´ll end up working in the West Wing.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: steveracer, 2/27/2013 5:23:50 PM     (No. 9199621)

Is he leaving because he favored release or because he opposed the release.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 2/27/2013 5:25:35 PM     (No. 9199624)

Who knew government could act so fast, eh?

Found and gone in 8 hours!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: goose, 2/27/2013 5:45:11 PM     (No. 9199648)

Don´t worry. They are only going to be released for oe day a week, just like the furloughed civil servants. They will report back next week.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 2/27/2013 6:02:58 PM     (No. 9199672)

Fall guy.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: nimby, 2/27/2013 6:18:49 PM     (No. 9199687)

Get the names of the people who signed the orders and fire them in the name of budget cuts. Lets see them doing this stupidity once again, shall we?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: grambo, 2/27/2013 6:26:14 PM     (No. 9199694)

A ship of fools commanded by a fool.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: wsdiego, 2/27/2013 6:27:09 PM     (No. 9199695)

Liberal spite on the American public!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 2/27/2013 6:54:43 PM     (No. 9199731)

If someone would have told me twenty years ago that the public could become this self-centered and gullible, I would of laughed at him...

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Reply 11 - Posted by: bighambone, 2/27/2013 7:02:09 PM     (No. 9199745)

It´s hard to believe that the Office of the President is trying to lay the blame off on so-called "career bureaucrats" who know way would have the authority to release hundreds of illegal aliens, during such a politically charged atmosphere, without a big "OK" from Nopalitano, Holder, and Obama. You can safely bet on that. What ever happened to the sign on the President´s desk that advised "The Buck Stops Here"?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: terry_tr6, 2/27/2013 7:12:17 PM     (No. 9199755)

Well i guess with no more prisoners, we have a lot of DHS people with no more responsibilities. Drop the axe on them

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Reply 13 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/27/2013 11:48:26 PM     (No. 9200126)

Got my hopes up for nothing. Wrong person.

Do they calculate the cost of them being on the streets commiting crimes vs deporting them vs how many anchor babies they create ?

Think how much we could save if they stopped instant citizenship.



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