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BOOM! Feds release hundreds of immigrant detainees in face of sequester [View all]

BOOM! Feds release hundreds of immigrant detainees in face of sequester

by Keith Pickering

In what is clearly a shot across the bow at Republican obstructionism on the sequester, the Federal government today released hundreds of detained immigrants as a "cost saving" measure.

You can bet that if the sequester happens, those hundreds will turn into thousands.

And you can bet that Republican activists are going to be calling their congresscritters in record numbers demanding that the GOP actually -- govern the darned country for a change.

Obama to GOP: Check. Your move.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/27/us/immigrants-released-ahead-of-automatic-budget-cuts.html?_r=0

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/02/26/1190049/-BOOM-Feds-release-hundreds-of-immigrant-detainees-in-face-of-sequester


No doubt, RW heads are exploding. Still, the move clearly caught Republicans off guard. TPM:

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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) noted the ICE announcement on his Twitter feed with some skepticism as well.

“Was this really the only way to save money?” he wrote.

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2013/02/gopers-obama-freeing-criminal-immigrants-as-sequester-propaganda.php



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