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Runaway sequestered to rats and -- no way illegals my next guest uncovering documents showing the immigration folks we're releasing 5000 more illegals and blaming it on sequestered so either way it's cut staff hadn't even formally taken place that -- -- -- Thomas department.
But all the securities.
-- the volatile denying any responsibility.
Virginia Republican congressman to -- -- but chairman of the committee investigating this mass -- what can you tell us what did you find out.
Well -- what we found out was that long before.
This even happened they were planning on doing it and blaming the sequester we found the documents that.
They were provided to us that shows that they want to release a total of 5000.
And it appears that they've already released 2000.
-- People committed fraud people who are charged with more serious crimes people who are in their final deportation.
Proceedings and should be deported from the country instead released onto the streets.
And attempting to scare the American people the thinking that it's because of sequestration.
When we -- actually found three or four other ways that they could pay to keep these folks locked up.
As congress has mandated that they keep them locked up -- both keep 34000.
People at any given time.
That -- 3000 below that right now anyway so they're not using all the funds that have been allocated for this -- secondly we found other grant programs that could be.
Easily diverted -- use to keep criminals.
That are supposed to be on schedule will be deported.
Kept locked up rather -- released out on the street.
Us so updated -- that would provide -- a statement I wanna get that and a second but it is it safe to say a lot of these people who were released were in fact dangerous not -- -- those.
Guilty of minor traffic violations of the -- of the -- we were getting.
From the regulatory -- They're guilty of criminal offenses and some of them -- we the information we have is they are charged.
With more serious criminal offenses then.
-- theft and fraud is bad enough you don't want those people out on the street tonight will be in the country anyway but.
More serious crimes.
When they haven't even brought to trial yet.
Okay did doubts that I statement congress and with sequestration out of bad guys must reduce its managers I -- continue.
To manage its budgeted a -- -- matter ensuring that the focus remains -- serious criminal offenders and others.
Who pose a threat to public safety that might -- you all well and good discredited as you know.
A lot of these -- releases if you -- we're going into effect long before the cuts even.
Came came up so I'm wondering.
If if there was something else at play here what do you think.
Well I think that.
They they had have been wanting to do this.
And -- and wound why equestrian well I first of all I think that.
They don't like.
Enforcing our immigration laws which is a really serious problem -- well here at.
In the congress the Judiciary Committee both -- -- -- senator hard at work trying to find solutions to the broken immigration system we have.
And one of those solutions has got to be how we enforce our immigration laws in the future like we have and enforce them in the past.
And now in the midst of that discussion.
Scheduled for 5000.
Folks that are not just here illegally in the country but I have.
Fit into their category people who should be deported which as you know is a fairly narrow range of people who are here illegally have to have committed a serious crime to begin with.
In order to be put into deportation you know and I could -- -- -- undermines confidence that we did something here again this president would carry out those laws.
Tell me with a budget has here because it targeted for release it was that it would be cheaper.
Monitored by by our disease I guess some ice official.
Keeping track at these guys then it would be to keep them.
Incarcerated or wherever they -- and I can't believe that if you've got.
But as someone monitoring 123.
Let alone thousands.
Of illegals out on the street.
That is got to be a lot more expense have been keeping them all in one -- several places got a.
Nearly -- you are absolutely right.
But even leaving that -- decide they have the resources to keep them.
While their deportation is being processed and if they want to save money.
They should be focused on expediting those deportation because once they're returned to their home country.
They don't need to have that expense of holding them in in -- facilities.
That's a very good point you just sit on the that it didn't -- point on congressman chairman thank you very much.