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October 23, 2014

Another Day, Another Lie, Another Dangerous Action: Obama Administration Released Illegal Immigrants Who Were Facing Charges of Kidnapping and Murder

Lie, lie, lie, lie.

And when Americans die, lie some more.

Jim Geraghty quotes this story from USAToday:

U.S. misinformed Congress, public on immigrant release

Brad Heath, USA TODAY 8:04 p.m. EDT October 22, 2014

Some of the immigrants freed last year as a cost-saving move had criminal records far more serious than the Obama administration has previously disclosed.

New records contradict the Obama administration's assurances to Congress and the public that the 2,200 people it freed from immigration jails last year to save money had only minor criminal records.

The records, obtained by USA TODAY, show immigration officials released some undocumented immigrants who had faced far more serious criminal charges, including people charged with kidnapping, sexual assault, drug trafficking and homicide.

The release sparked a furor in Congress. Republican lawmakers accused the Obama administration of setting dangerous criminals free. In response, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said it had released "low-risk offenders who do not have serious criminal records," a claim the administration repeated to the public and to members of Congress.

Perhaps out of frustration that we're being governed by an Administration that only has two modes -- dissembling and incompetence -- Geraghty pens a suggested closing argument for the GOP.

The Simple Closing Message: Americans Deserve Better Than This By Jim Geraghty

October 23, 2014 9:30 AM


Recent events tied a bow around a simple, powerful, and true closing message for Republicans running for Congress this year: The American people deserve to be treated better than the way their government treats them.

People who like their doctors and health insurance deserve to keep them. Our veterans deserve care in a timely manner. The American people deserve the truth about illegal immigrants released by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. They deserve straight answers from the Centers for Disease Control, and when a promise is made, it should be kept. Americans deserve a secure border, and when there is overwhelming support for restricting flights from countries with severe Ebola outbreaks, the option deserves careful consideration, not arrogant dismissal.


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