Not only was Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano surprised when the people who work for her released hundreds of illegal immigrants this week, but she doesn’t know why those detainees were in jail in the first place, she told ABC News on Thursday. “That’s a good question. I’ve asked the same question myself,” she admitted. “So we’re looking into it.” Napolitano also said the release 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. But, Napolitano explained,
FTA: "“That’s a good question. I’ve asked the same question myself,” she admitted. “So we’re looking into it.” Napolitano also said the release 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."
Yes, I´m sure she was sitting around scratching her rear end, completely baffled by all of this. Then she says the release was "poorly timed". So was it planned and someone screwed up the timing? And then she says she wished it hadn´t been done "all of a sudden" so people weren´t surprised by it? This means the release was planned all along.
There will be an investigation by the House, Janet, Obumbo, and everyone one else in the administration will claim ignorance (which goes without saying) and the news media will only declare this as another witch hunt by republicans. They will stall until everyone gets tired of it.
The lowest cost for DHS and ICE is to release a suspected illegal alien on their own recognizance until their Immigration Court Hearing. The second least expensive option is to deport them. The most expensive option is to hold them until their hearing and then deport them.
Does ICE not know how to decide who gets detained? Have we been detaining the first time visitors with minor traffic tickets while the rapists have been released on their own recognizance?
By appointing deeply stupid people to most high ranking federal offices ( I need not give examples.) ValJar is preparing us to agree with the coming ´transformation´ where all power is centralized in a more ´streamlined´ and efficient control center. By poisoning the system with incompetents she has already accomplished several important goals. ( for the LOFO market)
1- Conspicuously ignorant department heads (and Vice-Presidents) serve to make Barky look smarter.
2-These same people know that they were hired for their loyalty not their ability so they don´t get in the way of ValJar´s micromanagement.
3-Each mounting outrage boils the frog sloooooooowwwwwly.
Can we please stop using the word "repugs" on this forum? It is a leftist pejorative and I do not appreciate it because the actual party is the people--not the elected politicians.
Now, for this article...I can´t believe she would be so dumb as to say something like that in the first place. That would be like admitting that you either don´t know what your people are doing or that your department often incarcerates people for no reason and violates their rights. One or the other...of course, we know it is the first in most cases.
Incompetent? Dumb? No, Napolitano is doing exactly what Obama wants her to, and it is a classib Obama double game: get street cred with the Hispanic community for easing immigration, while appearing indignant when blowback appears. Napolitano´s response -- claiming ignorance -- is par for the course with this administration, and kept Obama´s fingerprints off the action. You get promoted for that kind of loyalty, not fired.
She should simply ask the immigration judges why they are detaining illegal aliens, as every illegal alien who is detained has a right to post an amount of bail, and have a bail hearing before an immigration judge.
Usually there are two reasons why an illegal alien is detained, either he or she is deemed to be a danger to the community, or the judge has reason to believe that once released, that the illegal alien will not return for his or her future court hearings.
The reason for such determinations is that a lot of illegal aliens are dangerous criminals and historically about 90% of released illegal aliens abscond and do not return for their future court hearings or for deportation.
´Nobody knows nuttin?´ ...Our ship of state is left floundering & battered increasingly by the horrendous waves of PC policies DEEMED by beltway Boomtown´s lefty/lib/dem statist pols, NONE of whom are responsible nor accountable for the havoc they are causing while they party hardy with hollyweird?!!! And still, ´NOBODY knows NUTTIN?!!!´ mmm mmm mmm
dem politicos have no shame & so never fess up to OBVIOUS blame
If you believe the statements (in many cases under oath, testifying before Congress) made by Janet Napolitano, Hillary Clinton, Eric Holder, Obama, and others, not a single member of Obama’s cabinet has ever made a single decision regarding any action, campaign or program involving their agency or department. All decisions are made by mid-level bureaucrats, without their approval or knowledge. This has been this administration’s go-to excuse for Fast & Furious, dropping charges against the Black Panthers, Benghazi, the moratorium on off-shore drilling, the release of thousands of illegal aliens awaiting deportation, and countless other screw-ups.
If an officer of a company ever tried to use that excuse – to the CEO, Board of Directors, or stockholders – they would be out of a job in no time. But in the Obama Administration, it’s the excuse they have used for everything. And every single time they have used it, the MSM has looked the other way.
It’s a LoFo (LOw inFOrmation) epidemic that has infected all of DC, the MSM, 50+% of voters and is spreading like wildfire. The only known cure is the truth and a conscience.
No one knows anything? Who believes that low level bureaucrats would decide to let convicts go free in Arizona without up-line approval? I would bet my bottom dollar that Obama gave the final okay and the message was passed down to Eric Holder and Janet Napolitano. Why was not Arizona Governor Brewer advised? No one will say. Who sent out UN Ambassador Rice out to the Sunday TV talk shows to claim the Libyan attacks on our embassy in Bengasi was because of a video? No one will say. Why was no one every brought to justice for the loss of lives and property in Bengasi? No one will say. Who were responsible for “Fast and Furious? No one will say. Every heard of “the Chicago way”? THIS IS THE CHICAGO WAY. Our God did not intend his children to behave this way.
How long will it be until principled democrats (oxymoron) stand up against Obama and his thuggish regime? In any group of men there are usually some within the ranks with the courage to put self-interest and safety aside to speak out. It was a handful of courageous men who pledged their lives, their fortunes and sacred honor in signing their names to the Declaration of Independence. Even within the British House of Commons there were brave men who passionately opposed King George III in prosecution of the war against the rebellious American colonists. In the American colonies one third were British loyalists; one third were ambivalent. But one third supported independence. Where are such patriots today among the democrats? Where are they? Patrick, Saint George, Utah
In a proper dictatorship, NOTHING goes on without the DIC knowing about it because the flunkies dare not make a decision for fear of the consequences. Barry is behind all of it (after valjar) and lies so smoothly that the MSM just accepts it as fact.
#25, I´d love to meet you and perhaps have tea and talk. Maybe, just maybe, you would then stop ad hominem attacks and focus on relevancies. Yes, the policies of Napolitano and Reno are and were repugnant. As are also are/were those of Menendez, Spitzer, Ted The Swimmer, Bloomberg, Pelosi and a whole lot of other Ds who are most likely heterosexual. I think you have good points to make, but when they are prefaced by spitting out the word "butch" they sort of lose their punch.
If everyone in this administration that is supposed be part of defending the Constitution, the Country and it´s legal citizens, but never seem to know when someone who works for them that commits a crime against the citizens by doing some unauthorized activity gets away with it is unpunished, why are the people that are supposed to know what is going on in their area of responsibility allowed to stay in the JOB?
That is one disgraceful headline describing one disgraceful individual. Not sure why the were in jail in the first place ? The Obama Administration is filled with so many corrupt and ignorant individuals it is an amazing site to behold. Based on that statement, every one of the released prisoners should sue her and the agency she heads. As far as I am concerned she just opened a can of worms.
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We the People are not buying this load of cobblers. Even the low info voters should not believe this claptrap.
The phrase "lying sacks of manure with legs", a favorite phrase of the late Melvin Belli, comes to mind.
Let´s get this out of the way straight off: The Transportation Security Administration is probably not going to top anyone´s list of Favorite Federal Government Agencies. And the stories of its failures spread faster than a speeding jetliner: TSA officers stealing money from luggage, taking bribes from drug dealers, sleeping on the job. So it shouldn´t come as any surprise that a new Government Accountability Office report, citing a 26% increase in misconduct among TSA employees between 2010 and 2012, is striking a nerve with some travelers who´ve had to endure the shoeless, beltless shuffle
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The Homeland Security Department has lost track of more than 1 million people who it knows arrived in the U.S. but who it cannot prove left the country, according to an audit Tuesday that also found the department probably won’t meet its own goals for deploying an entry-exit system. The findings were revealed as Congress debates an immigration bill, and the Government Accountability Office’s report could throw up another hurdle because lawmakers in the House and Senate have said that any final deal must include a workable system to track entries
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Mark Levin, who hosts one of America´s top radio talk shows and is considered by supporters to be the people´s pundit on the Constitution, is rallying his 8.5 million-strong audience to demand an historic convention of state governments to halt the "oppressive power" of the federal government. The author of two New York Times bestsellers on the threats to the Constitution, Levin hopes his latest, "The Liberty Amendments," out mid-August, will spark the state lawmakers to tap a rarely used Constitutional provision to institute measures that would brake President Obama´s use of executive orders, bar thousand-page laws and
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Gotta figure her lead would be even bigger without Joe Miller in the field here. Her nomination for the taking? Alaska should be a top tier pick up opportunity for Senate Republicans next year…but their top choice of a candidate is Sarah Palin. 36% of GOP primary voters in the state say they’d like Palin to be their standard bearer against Mark Begich to 26% for Mead Treadwell, 15% for Dan Sullivan, and 12% for Joe Miller.
Embattled Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner and an attorney in the Federal Election Commission’s general counsel’s office appear to have twice colluded to influence the record before the FEC’s vote in the case of a conservative non-profit organization, according to e-mails unearthed by the House Ways and Means Committee and obtained exclusively by National Review Online. The correspondence suggests the discrimination of conservative groups extended beyond the IRS and into the FEC, where an attorney from the agency’s enforcement division in at least one case sought and received tax information about the status of a conservative group,
Sen. John McCain — a Democrat? There was confusion Wednesday after the Arizona Republican mistakenly strolled into President Obama’s meeting with Senate Democrats at the Capitol. The room full of Democrats — who happened to be meeting in the same room where the Senate GOP usually holds their weekly policy luncheons — erupted in applause and laughter as the former Republican presidential candidate made his entrance. As McCain, 76, walked out of the Dem-filled space, reporters pressed him as to why he stepped foot in the room.
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Karl Rove and more than one hundred Republican donors sent a letter to Republican members of Congress on Tuesday, urging them to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill that would include, among other provisions, granting "legal status" to illegal aliens who meet certain criteria. Anticipating that lawmakers will face resistance to the bill when they go home for the August recess, the letter marks the escalation of a campaign in which Republican leaders and donors are pressuring House Republicans to act on an immigration reform bill.
I never thought the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case deserved nearly the attention it got. But reasonable people can disagree about that. What strikes me as unconscionable, however, is the way the supposedly objective media have not only sensationalized a tragedy but at times appear to deliberately bend the facts to fit a desired story line. Maybe it started with the use of pictures of a younger Martin or with the sudden embrace of the term "white Hispanic" to describe Zimmerman in order to more easily paint him as a racist. NBC News was the most egregious offender