Obama and Napolitano in the dark or was this release actually authorized?
After releasing an unspecified number — said to be in the “hundreds” — of jailed foreign nationals illegally in the United States, Gary Mead, the Homeland Security Department official in charge of the agency’s immigration enforcement and removal operations has abruptly resigned. In his role with DHS, Mead oversaw a $2.5 billion budget.
Between 1974 and 2006, Mead held various positions in the U.S. Marshals Service. From 2008 to 2009, Mead was a self-employed criminal justice and immigration consultant. He must have been providing complementary consulting services to illegals since his business lasted less than a year.
A spokesman for Barack Obama claimed today that the White House was never consulted in this release action, although the illegals were described as “low-risk, non-criminal detainees.” Since all were facing deportation, that raises the question of exactly how “low-risk” they are. ICE’s recent policy involved detention of those who committed additional criminal acts once entering the U.S. in violation of the law.
Previously, federal spending cuts were given as the reason for releasing the illegal aliens from jails across the country. Who and what to believe? The Obama administration’s believability record is non-existent.
This is what WND reports.