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    Rick Perry hammers ICE ‘jailbreak’

    Rick Perry hammers ICE ‘jailbreak’


    The move is 'potentially jeopardizing the safety of 26 million Texans,' Perry said.

    By KEVIN CIRILLI | 3/5/13 6:10 AM EST

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is blasting the U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement’s release of illegal immigrants to offset automatic budget costs, calling it a “federally sponsored jailbreak.”

    “Aside from allowing this federally sponsored jailbreak to occur, ICE has also failed to provide any information regarding the number of detainees released, their countries of origin, locations where these individuals have been released and the reasons they were detained — despite repeated requests from my office,” the former GOP presidential candidate said in a public statement on Monday.

    Last week, ICE officials released some illegal immigrants ahead of sequestration, the automatic $1.2 trillion cuts in federal funding that took effect Friday. DHS secretary Janet Napolitano and the White House have denied direct involvement, saying that ICE career officials made the decision in the field.

    Perry called it “unconscionable.”

    “The release of criminal aliens into our communities by ICE is unconscionable. This action far surpasses the grandstanding Americans have come to associate with sequestration talks by potentially jeopardizing the safety of 26 million Texans — safety the federal government already compromises by falling short on border security,” Perry said.

    He added: “The finger pointing at the highest levels of the Obama administration and unwillingness to take responsibility for this massive security threat is unacceptable.”

    Perry joins other Republicans, including House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), who have criticized the release.

    Read more: Rick Perry hammers ICE ‘jailbreak’ - Kevin Cirilli - POLITICO.com


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    Rick Perry's FULL SPEECH at CPAC 2013



    "The popular media narrative is that this country has shifted away from conservative ideals, as evidenced by the last two presidential elections. That’s what they think. That’s what say. That might be true if Republicans had actually nominated conservative candidates in 2008 and 2012," Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas) said in his address at CPAC this afternoon.
    Perry also slammed President Obama for undocumented illegal immigration being released from detention centers due to sequestration cuts.
    "This president's posture, it'd be laughable if he hadn't taken it one step too far, dangerously releasing criminals onto our streets to make a political point," Perry told the crowd at CPAC. "When you have a federally-sponsored jailbreak, and don't get confused, that's exactly what that is -- when you've had a federally-sponsored jailbreak, you've crossed the line from politics of spin to politics as a craven form of cynicism."

    Rick Perry's FULL SPEECH at CPAC 2013 | CPAC 2013 | Fox Nation

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