DHS released more than 2,000 immigrants
The Washington Times ^ | March 1, 2013 | Alicia A. Caldwell – AP
Posted on Friday, March 01, 2013 6:51:40 PM by jazusamo
WASHINGTON — 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.
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