Presidential Press Secretary Jay Carney on “Special Report with Bret Baier”, 2/27:
“As ICE made clear yesterday, the Agency release these low risk, non-criminal detainees under a less expensive form of monitoring to ensure that detention levels stay with ICE’s over all budget.”
I dryly note that all of the illegal aliens being moved around were in handcuffs. Also, this from Hot Air (emphasis mine):
Among those released in the past week was Anthony Orlando Williams, 52, a Jamaican immigrant who spent nearly three years in a detention center in Georgia. “I’m good, man,” he said. “I’m free.”
Mr. Williams, in a telephone interview from Stone Mountain, Ga., said he became an illegal immigrant when he overstayed a visa in 1991. He was detained in 2010 by a sheriff’s deputy in Gwinnett County, Ga., when it was discovered that he had violated probation for a conviction in 2005 of simple assault, simple battery and child abuse, charges that sprung from a domestic dispute with his wife at the time. He was transferred to ICE custody and has been fighting a deportation order with the help of Families for Freedom, an immigrant support group in New York.
Non-criminal? Non-Violent? Domestic abuse, child abuse, assault? Mr. Carney, what’s your answer? I vane seen this tactic over and and over -
do everything to hurt the taxpayers by cutting “customer facing” services without first hacking the non-essentials ones used by Governmen – there is just NO way that cutting a budget is going to go quietly into that good night the vast majority of times. Government must grow, it must be fed – but where are the tears for the taxpayers? We taxpayers just took a 2% income whack when the SS payroll tax holiday expired – where were the tears for we who actually pay for everything? Yet, with this 2% whack (when the Feds have grown 40% over the last 10 years), you’d think that removing $44 Billion out of a $3.7 Trillion annual expenditure (remember, borrowing $1 Trillion of that per year!) was going to throw us into absolute anarchy!
Just as intense as the Unborn Baby Killers are about resisting any lessening the ability of a 13 year old girl to be given an abortion, we see Progressives who worship at the alter of Bigger and Bigger Government declare that every Dollar is sacred to them and even taking 60% of someone’s income in taxes for all levels of Government is simply a tithe to their god.
But releasing child abusers?