November 21, 2011
On Friday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith sent Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano a letter warning her to “immediately comply” with the subpoena his committee issued over two weeks ago for information on the hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens the Obama administration has failed to deport.
Rep. Smith (R-TX) was forced to issue the subpoena after Napolitano failed to meet the House Judiciary Committee’s original October 31 deadline for the information.
Specifically, Smith wants to see a list of names of the roughly 250,000 illegal aliens identified in local jails across the country through the federal Secure Communities program whom DHS has not deported.
On November 10, DHS did send Smith’s committee a list, but it reportedly contained nothing but numbers.
In a statement, Smith said: “Instead of providing this information, all DHS gave was a list numbered 1 through 220,995…Proving the administration can count is not what we asked for.”