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Fri Mar 1, 2013, 01:37 PM

 

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano Regrets Surprise Announcement of Immigrant Release

Source: ABC News

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano had no part in a decision by underlings to release low-risk illegal immigrant detainees as a way to save money before the sequestration and was surprised to learn about it, Napolitano told ABC News in an exclusive interview. "Detainee populations and how that is managed back and forth is really handled by career officials in the field," Napolitano said.

Napolitano added that the release, which has been criticized by congressional Republicans, was poorly timed.

"Do I wish that this all hadn't been done all of a sudden and so that people weren't surprised by it? Of course," she said.

When asked why the detainees were in jail in the first place, Napolitano replied, "That's a good question. I've asked the same question myself ... so we're looking into it."


Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/homeland-security-secretary-janet-napolitano-regrets-timing-immigrant/story?id=18622711



"underlings", "career officials in the field", "looking into it"... Recidivism statistics would suggest one of these detainees goes on to commit a serious felony. It appears people are already passing the buck, and shit rolls downhill.

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Reply Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano Regrets Surprise Announcement of Immigrant Release (Original post)
Paul E Ester Mar 2013 OP
Tempest Mar 2013 #1
bluedigger Mar 2013 #2
AnotherMcIntosh Mar 2013 #3
GeorgeGist Mar 2013 #4
Paul E Ester Mar 2013 #5
formercia Mar 2013 #6
CreekDog Mar 2013 #10
saidsimplesimon Mar 2013 #7
slackmaster Mar 2013 #8
CreekDog Mar 2013 #11
Paul E Ester Mar 2013 #9
formercia Mar 2013 #12

Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 01:59 PM

1. Apparently you've never worked in a large organization

It's called delegating authority.

I'll bet your CEO doesn't know about most of the decisions being made by his managers.

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Response to Tempest (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 02:14 PM

2. I wouldn't waste your time on this one.

Their purpose seems clear.

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 02:21 PM

3. Maybe she shouldn't let this opportunity go to waste. She could hire them to be TSA screeners so

 

that instead of being undocumented criminals who violated our laws by coming into this country, they could be "undocumented workers."

It would be a win-win.

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 02:55 PM

4. Recidivism statistics? From whom?

Speaking of rolling shit.

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 03:43 PM

5. Recidivism statistics are pretty shocking

 

here ya go: The total three-year recidivism rate (return to prison) for all felons released during fiscal year (FY) 2007-08 is 63.7 percent (Figure 2).

http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/Adult_Research_Branch/Research_Documents/ARB_FY_0708_Recidivism_Report_10.23.12.pdf

Lets assume this time the recidivism is half that: 31%, a quarter of that 15%, ok ok. Lets say only 5% of the several hundred go on to commit serious felonies. 500 people, 5% = 25 serious felonies any one of which have the potential to become the next Willie Horton attack ad.

Like saving a life, releasing someone from prison bonds your karma to theirs. Releasing these detainees instead of deporting them is a gamble.

The US recidivism statistics for those who are deported and do not return is 0%.

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Response to Paul E Ester (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 05:22 PM

6. Pretty difficult to cross the Mexican Border into the US

once the Illegals are already here.

They have not been convicted of a Felony, otherwise the prisoners would not have been released.



In fact, they are unlikely to have committed any crime at all, save coming here to do the shit Jobs that Whitey won't do.

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Response to Paul E Ester (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 07:56 PM

10. Hey genius, they aren't felons

Please don't litter DU with misinformation.

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 07:34 PM

7. Ms. Napolitanio is not on my list "sincere" politicians.

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 07:43 PM

8. She doesn't regret the release, only the surprise announcement of the release.

 



The head of a department is always ultimately responsible for decisions made by underlings.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 07:58 PM

11. because they appear to be low risk and are being tracked via other means

so yes, her answer was pretty much explaining the issue at hand.

or do you want to lock up every undocumented immigrant --well, maybe you do, but give your posts, which don't even want education paid for children who have lived here nearly their entire lives, i imagine you don't want to pay to have these low risk folks kept in detention.

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 07:51 PM

9. AP Exclusive: DHS released over 2,000 immigrants

 

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.


Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/news/texas/article/AP-Exclusive-DHS-released-over-2-000-immigrants-4321118.php#ixzz2ML5jP0mm

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Response to Paul E Ester (Reply #9)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 09:40 PM

12. For Profit Prisons will be sorry to hear that

Illegals are their Bread and Butter. They don't want dangerous Felons when docile illegals and Pot smokers make for easy Money.

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