On Tuesday, the Obama administration announced that "a few hundred" criminal aliens from local jails and detention centers, causing a firestorm of controversy.
On Friday, however, internal government documents were uncovered which stated that the U.S. Homeland Security Department has already actually released more than 2,000 criminal aliens, and plans to set free another 3,000 such aliens in March.
The Associated Press reported:
The newly disclosed figures, cited in internal government budget documents reviewed by the AP, are significantly higher than what the Obama administration acknowledged this week as a "few hundred" illegal immigrants who were released under the budget-savings process.
The budget documents show that Immigrations and Customs Enforcement released roughly 1,000 illegal immigrants from its jails around the U.S. each week since at least Feb. 15. The agency's field offices have reported more than 2,000 released before intense criticism this week led to a temporary shutdown of the plan.
The illegal aliens being released into our communities have either been charged or convicted of a crime (such as burglary, assault, theft, identity theft, fraud, etc.), have been ordered deported by a judge, are fugitives either in their own country, and many have been identified as violent gang members.