Governor outraged over release of illegal immigrant detainees
POSTED: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 3:25pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 10:42am
AUSTIN, Texas — 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.
Governor Rick Perry is furious about the release of the illegal immigrant detainees. He calls it unconscionable and appalling.
In a letter to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement director....Perry said the release activity amounted to a federally sponsored jailbreak.
Read the full text of the Governor's letter.