King Questions ICE Director Over Release of Illegal Aliens

Date posted - March 20, 2013

Steve-King ICE 3-20-13Washington, DC — Iowa Congressman Steve King, a Republican from Kiron questioned the director of the U-S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) about the release of over two-thousand illegal aliens by the Obama administration. During a House Judiciary Committee meeting today, King asked director John Morton why the agency didn’t take other options to handle budget cuts.

(as he says) “When you looked at your options, of releasing these 22-hundred and 28 into the street, of which 629 are criminals, what was the rationale? If you needed to free up your budget, why didn’t you just go ahead, those who were adjudicated with deportation, remove them?,” King asked. “Or accelerate that process so you could remove them and relieve your budget in that fashion? Release people into the streets of their home country rather than into the streets of our home country?”

Morton responded.

(as he says) “We’re doing everything we can to remove people. So I don’t believe there were any removal cases that were ready to go that we delayed on,” Morton says.  King followed up asking, “but why didn’t you accelerate that as another option rather than releasing people into the streets?” Morton then replied,”We go as fast as we can, I’m not aware of any power that we had to accelerate.”ICE-director

King pressed the question again to Morton.

(as he says) “Did you consider that as something you might want to develop, an ability to accelerate the removal so that you could free up your budget and not people into the streets,” King said. “I am a supporter of trying to make sure that immigration proceedings proceed in a timely fashion, we have a number of proceedings that take too long,”

King has been an outspoken opponent of the administration’s immigration policy.

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2 Responses to “King Questions ICE Director Over Release of Illegal Aliens”

  1. Ashshade says:

    “Um, yea, ah, well, we released them, ah, because, ah, the big o man thought it would make the republicans look bad.

    But, did you guys get a chance to check out our new duds? They are sweet! I can’t wait to wear them while I’m catching bad guys! (again)

  2. juicey bananas says:

    I would worry about justice and equality of the citizens of the US first.This pawn is so far out of touch and so owned by special interests that you and I are nothing but dirt.When was the last time any of you saw his ……….. .

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