Administration release includes repeat DUI offenders; MSM yawns
Okay, let's stipulate that "slew" means just over two thousand.
Turns out among those 2,228 aliens were quite a few with DUI convictions. A few even had more than one. But no biggie--after all, U.S. and state laws are generally very lenient about letting people busted for DUI walk out. I mean, it's not like they pose a *danger* to anyone, right?
Amazingly, a handful of congresscritters found this a bit unsettling, so they asked ICE director John Morton to explain what they did and why.
As you may recall, the administration originally blamed the mass release on the two-point-five-percent budget cut known as the sequester.
Before congress, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) asked Morton, "“Did you release any recidivist drunk drivers?”
“Yes,” Morton said.
“How many?” Gowdy asked.
“I don’t have the exact number, but we have released many individuals who had DUI offenses,” Morton said.
“Repeat offender DUI,” Gowdy asked.
“Repeat offender DUIs,” Morton agreed, adding that most of those released were “single offenders” but admitting that some were repeat offenders.
Then in a move that demonstrated the stand-up responsibility that characterizes this administration (Hillary on Benghazi, Holder on Fast & Furious, Obama on who came up with the sequester), Morton added that Congress has not insisted that illegals guilty of drunk driving be deported or kept in detention.
Because, you know, the Obama administration is SOooo good about deferring to the will of congress, eh?
But wait, did Obama bother to *notify* congress that he was about to release 2,228 illegals from ICE custody? As I recall, the release was planned and carried out with no notice to congress whatsoever.
Oh well, probably no big deal. It's not like anyone in the U.S. really cares about such archaic things as laws anymore anyway.