DHS Released Illegals Because of Sequester, Has $9 Billion Surplus Funds

DHS Released Illegals Because of Sequester, Has $9 Billion Surplus Funds

 

Despite the doomsaying from President Obama and Secretary Napolitano, the sequester “cuts” the Department of Homeland Security should not have that big an impact, considering they are sitting on $9 billion of surplus funds:

“[T]he Office of Management and Budget projected that at the end of fiscal year 2013, DHS would carry forward more than $9 billion in unobligated balances,” Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., wrote in a letter to Napolitano. “This is money that has not yet been spent, nor even assigned to a specific project, raising the question of why we would not start by reclaiming these funds. I would appreciate if DHS could provide an explanation for what these funds are for and whether the agency has considered them for sequestration.”

Sequestration will cut DHS’s budget by $2.6 billion.

Another question is why, when they have these funds, would they released illegal aliens from custody, claiming budget cuts were the reason.