Feb 27, 2013
House Judiciary Committee Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) said Tuesday that the Obama administration’s decision to release from detention centers hundreds of illegal aliens is “abhorrent” and charged that the move is not only political but dangerous.
“It’s abhorrent that President Obama is releasing criminals into our communities to promote his political agenda on sequestration,” Goodlatte said in a statement. “By releasing criminal immigrants onto the streets, the administration is needlessly endangering American lives.
“It also undermines our efforts to come together with the administration and reform our nation’s immigration laws,” Goodlatte said. “Unfortunately, this administration has a poor record of enforcing our immigration laws and has routinely sought to undermine them.”
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which is in charge of the releases through the Department of Homeland Security, described the illegal aliens as “low priority.”