Napolitano Blasts Media For “Myth” of Illegals Being Released, Vows to Release More

Napolitano Blasts Media For “Myth” of Illegals Being Released, Vows to Release More

First comes this attack on the regarding the “myth” that the Department of Homeland Security released thousands of illegal immigrants due to Sequester cuts:

“There was a story that ran last week that said ‘we released 2,000 detainees because of sequester’ Napolitano said, mocking the hype inferred by the headline.

“That is really not accurate,” she insisted.

“That was not a Politico story by the way,” Allen responded.

“It was not a Politico story, I will hasten to say, and I won’t say who put it out there,” Napolitano added. “But as in all things immigration it develops its own mythology.”

The Associated Press reported on Friday that the DHS released 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.

Nothing to see here. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.

It’s all a myth.

But then we get to today, where she said more would be released.

Why?

Sequester cuts:

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano promised to release more illegal immigrants into the United States, saying the budget sequester has left her no choice.

Several hundred detainees have already released because of the sequester, she insisted. They were released on bail, or because their legal status had changed, she said.

“We’re going to continue to do that … for the foreseeable future,” Napolitano said at a March 4 breakfast meeting hosted by Politico. “We are going to manage our way through this by identifying the lowest risk detainees, and putting them into some kind of alternative to release.”

By all means, release them.

Just release them on the other side of the border. Either one.

Actually, Canada would probably take them quicker than Mexico would.