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Grassley demands answers on released aliens


This news story was published on March 15, 2013.
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Iowa Senator Charles Grassley

Iowa Senator Charles Grassley

WASHINGTON – A group of U.S. Senators have proposed an amendment to the Continuing Resolution currently being debated in the Senate that would require the Department of Homeland Security to provide Congress with information about the illegal immigrants who are being released for what the administration says is budget considerations. The amendment is led by Senator Chuck Grassley, the Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and cosponsored by Senators Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, David Vitter of Louisiana, John Boozman of Arkansas, Pat Roberts of Kansas, and Dan Coats of Indiana. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is a cosponsor of the amendment.

“When ICE recently released thousands of illegal immigrants from detention facilities, it was pretty clear that the administration didn’t have control of the situation and didn’t consider the ramifications to public safety,” Grassley said. “The administration has a constitutional duty to faithfully uphold the laws, and when they don’t, the American people deserve an explanation.”

“U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is charged with doing exactly what its name implies, enforcing the nation’s immigration laws,” said Inhofe. “The Obama Administration’s decision to release hundreds of illegal immigrants who were caught breaking these laws is irresponsible and goes against the purpose of this agency. This amendment requires ICE to explain who was released and the offenses they committed. Americans deserve accountability when it comes to securing our borders and law-abiding immigrants deserve that respect.”

“The timing of DHS’s release is simply crass politics. President Obama has had 18 months to prepare for budget cuts, but the only area they can think to scale back is in the detention of criminals? I’m not buying it,” said Vitter.

“The release of illegal immigrants is unacceptable. Blaming this flawed action on budget cuts shows the Obama Administration isn’t serious about real immigration reform and is instead using budget cuts to bypass Congress,” Boozman said.

“Releasing illegal immigrants in preparation for cuts in spending is a political stunt,” Senator Roberts said. “The funding and personnel were available at the time to continue to house these detainees and this decision to ignore the rule of law, under the guise of pending spending cuts, is disturbing.”

“Releasing these detainees has the potential to put communities at risk and the American people deserve an explanation,” said Coats. “We need answers on who made this decision, why officials blamed the action on budget cuts when ICE mismanaged its own resources and how this policy will be modified.”

Specifically, the amendment would require Immigration Customs and Enforcement to report to the Appropriations and Judiciary Committees about how the department will manage its budget in order to maintain the 34,000 detention beds authorized by Congress. The amendment also requires Immigrations and Customs Enforcement to provide information on the illegal immigrants released, the conviction or charge for which they were detained, their immigration status, whether they had an existing order of deportation, and the terms of release.

The Senators said that their amendment is in response to the administration releasing criminal illegal immigrants because of “budgetary reasons.” In late February, it was reported that Immigration and Customs Enforcement had released a “few hundred” illegal immigrants from custody, but it was determined later that the administration had drastically misrepresented the number to the public and more than 2000 criminal illegal immigrants had been released from custody. The release of the illegal immigrants was circumspect because sequester had not been implemented, yet the administration was citing it as the rationale for releasing the illegal immigrants. 

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  1. ME Reply Report comment

    March 17, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    Repeating again what maybe said:
    “The N word isn’t what color they are but their attitude, how they can manipulate the system, we all owe them because of slavery.”

    I forgot to ask maybe what racist word he calls white people that manipulate the system.

    • sickastupd Reply Report comment

      March 17, 2013 at 8:45 pm

      “N” Word Origin:
      1640–50; French nègre Spanish negro black

      I guess that leaves out the white folk, eh Maybe?

    • maybe Reply Report comment

      March 17, 2013 at 11:37 pm

      When I think of the N word it is in reference to black people that have an attitude, like gang bangers who have a arrogant, violent, lazy, criminalistic, racist attitude. One name that comes to mind even though I believe he is a skinny young white kid that just likes to have fun, MC BADAZZ who posts here every once in a while.I am not a racist, like I said my wife is hispanic and back in the 80’s my girlfriend was black so it isn’t the color it’s the attitude that turns my stomach. By the way I have dated quite a few white women too just so you know. I don’t date a woman because of the color of her skin but because of her heart. I know that someone will try to say I am racist because of the color of the skin of the women I used to date.

      • aonymous Reply Report comment

        March 18, 2013 at 6:48 pm

        Even black people don’t like the use of that word. It’s insulting to their race. I have blood relatives that are black and I would never use that word. I also have a blood relative who’s Mexican decent. No nasty nicknames there either.
        Derogatory labels no matter what they are aren’t necessary.
        Just as using “idiot” and “retard” to put someone down is insulting to mentally challenged people.
        Some words are just not acceptable. Period.

    • maybe Reply Report comment

      March 17, 2013 at 11:42 pm

      @ME, the word I use to call white people that manipulate the system is this; 47% of them I call liberals, the rest are poor.

  2. ME Reply Report comment

    March 17, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    From maybe’s post on March 15
    The N word isn’t what color they are but their attitude, how they can manipulate the system, we all owe them because of slavery.

    THAT is a racist statement. CLEARLY you are claiming only one group manipulates the system. WHITE people manipulate the system also.

    http://www.statisticbrain.com/welfare-statistics/

    .

    • maybe Reply Report comment

      March 17, 2013 at 8:32 pm

      you are reading more into this than I said, I did say that they are manipulating the system, what I didn’t say was that they were the only ones. Yes there are more that do it, every race and color does it. You seem to want to start an argument when one isn’t there by putting words in my mouth, you must be a liberal.

      • ME Reply Report comment

        March 17, 2013 at 8:42 pm

        lol. How come everytime you get caught with your fingers in the cookie jar you blame the one who caught you. Shall I post your reasoning for using the N word for a 3rd time? Offering another view or handing you your azz isn’t me starting an arguement. If you can’t take the heat keep your trap shut.

        • maybe Reply Report comment

          March 18, 2013 at 12:35 pm

          First of all ME I never had my fingers in the cookie jar for you or anybody else to catch me. Secondly I am not giving anybody a reason to use the N word, I am giving you my definition of it. I know you are desperatly looking for a fight that you think you can win, this isn’t it so keep looking.

        • LVS Reply Report comment

          March 18, 2013 at 12:52 pm

          @Maybe-the idiot posting under the name me is the same one who post under multiple names just to stir up crap and start arguments. The writing is almost like Sick and Stupid. If you just ignore them they will probably just go away.

          ignore

        • maybe Reply Report comment

          March 18, 2013 at 1:28 pm

          10-4

  3. Reggie Reply Report comment

    March 17, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    We now know 4 things about LVS.
    1)After 3 tries he finally spelled STUPID right
    2) He is a a BIGOT
    3)He is a Racist
    4)And last but not least, He can not admit when he’s wrong

  4. Iowa Reply Report comment

    March 17, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    @LVS-Does your butt ever get jealous of the poop that comes out of your mouth?

  5. sickastupd Reply Report comment

    March 17, 2013 at 9:59 am

    wet back
    wet·back
    [wet-bak] Show IPA
    noun Disparaging and Offensive.
    a Mexican laborer who enters the U.S. illegally, as by wading the Rio Grande.
    Origin:
    1945–50, Americanism; wet + back1

    Dictionary.com Unabridged
    Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2013.

  6. sickastupd Reply Report comment

    March 17, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Stop trying to back peddle your racist comments, LVS. Stop it.

    Wetback is a derogatory term used in the United States, for a non-American foreigner, commonly a Mexican citizen, especially one who is an illegal immigrant in the U.S

    Generally used as an ethnic slur, the term was originally coined and applied only to Mexicans who entered Texas by crossing the Rio Grande river, which is located at the Mexican border, presumably by swimming or wading across and getting wet in the process.

    It pertains to illegal Mexican immigrants. It was first used in this way by John Steinbeck in Sweet Thursday as he wrote, “How did he get in the wet-back business?”

    The first mention of the term in The New York Times is dated June 20, 1920. It was used officially by the US government in 1954, with Operation Wetback, a project which was a mass deportation of illegal Mexican nationals.

    • LVS Reply Report comment

      March 17, 2013 at 11:11 am

      @Sicka-So what? who cares what the definition is. Wet back are wet backs. They crossed into the U.S. illegally. It has nothing to do with race and really not just Mexicans. It is anyone who crosses our southern border ILLEGALLY. There are all sorts of people from country’s other than Mexico who cross that border thanks to you liberals. I know you are not stupid so quit acting like you are.

      • sickastupd Reply Report comment

        March 17, 2013 at 12:07 pm

        The term WETBACKS refers to MEXICANS. When you say it, you are using a racial slur. You are a racist.

        You’re so invested in sticking to your story that wetbacks could mean somebody swimming over from Australia or Switzerland just as easily as Mexico that it comes off as an insult to your own questionable intelligence.

        Why are you working so hard to distort the meaning of the term? Since you feel you have nothing to be ashamed of, just admit it. You mean Mexicans.

        I don’t know what is more disgraceful – a racist or a coward.

        • LVS Reply Report comment

          March 17, 2013 at 12:39 pm

          @sick and STUPID-are you really that ignorant or are you just trying harder to be. I’ll tell you what is disgraceful. It is a bigot with a big mouth and no brains. There are lots of people from all of South America that cross the border illegally. There are Chinese that cross because it is easier. There are Iranians that cross because it is easier. Matamoras, Nueva Leone is full of people from other South American country’s that got into Mexico and can’t cross into the U.S. ZYou are ignorant and speaking of something you have no knowledge of. That makes you the BIGOT and the coward. I am done debating with STUPID.

        • sickastupd Reply Report comment

          March 17, 2013 at 1:27 pm

          This was never a debate, LVS. I just handed you your ass.

        • LVS Reply Report comment

          March 17, 2013 at 2:22 pm

          @Stupid-No you didn’t. I just quit debating with stupidity.

        • sickastupd Reply Report comment

          March 17, 2013 at 3:33 pm

          Looks like you’re still desperately trying to explain away your racism, LVS.

          Sigh. What a pity.

        • bodacious Reply Report comment

          March 17, 2013 at 6:43 pm

          @LVS – you are wrong and you should admit it. Wetback is a racist term. To try to apply it to all illegals is not a smart thing. I remember back in the early 70s when I was traveling around the southwest and Mexico, the term wetback referred to Mexicans. There was no other “group” coming into the U.S. the term applied to. Trying to justify your comment by making it politically correct in the 21st century to apply it to all illegal immigrants is dumb.

      • ME Reply Report comment

        March 17, 2013 at 8:22 pm

        It’s obvious from your postings that you apply your disdain for one part of a group to all of the same group. Whether it’s Mexicans, Negros, people who smoke pot, anyone who doesn’t live according to YOUR standards. You’re the type who would see a dark complected person with brown eyes and dark hair walk down the street and assume they were illegal. You would assume any strange black man you meet is on drugs and dealing out of Detroit. You’ve already claimed all pot smokers are worthless criminals. ( I know some who go to church on Sunday)
        You can blubber all the backsliding talk you want to but you’ve made your narrow minded views plain so give it up. You’re a nasty old man.

  7. Iowa Reply Report comment

    March 17, 2013 at 12:01 am

    @LVS-Just admit it, Happy guy got you & you just can’t take admitting when you are wrong. For Pete sake the Webster’s Dictionary states that the word you used to describe the Mexican people is a racists word. You know it, I know it, happy Guy knows, we all know it. You are the only one who can’t admit your mistake. By not admitting it was wrong & you made a mistake when you called Mexicans w**B**Ks that in its self makes you a racist. Just admit you made a mistake….Oh wait you are a republican…..You guys can never admit when your wrong!! Sorry for expecting you to do something you are not capable of doing…my bad.

    • LVS Reply Report comment

      March 17, 2013 at 9:01 am

      @Iowa-Not a Republican at all. I’m a Independent. People who belong to one party and vote straight party lines are lemmings and can’t think for themselves. You are a good case in point. There are all kinds of people sneaking across the border and they are not all brown, but they are all wetbacks. You are wrong and so is happy guy. You liberals are so stubborn and so mistaken but you will never admit that. What do you people who have never lived in the southwest know about their culture or anything else down there? If you haven’t lived there you can’t possibly know. Who cares what a piece of paper says.

      • another brick in the mall Reply Report comment

        March 17, 2013 at 10:30 am

        LVS is an idiot who’s seen too many FOX news images of Mexicans running over a boarder. They get in with passports and then stay, is how they enter.

        • LVS Reply Report comment

          March 17, 2013 at 11:04 am

          @fried brains-I am going to break down and do something here and make a comment on your comment-YOU ARE STUPID. Get off the drugs and get help soon.

        • sickastupd Reply Report comment

          March 17, 2013 at 3:35 pm

          Boy, you sure told him, LVS…

  8. another brick in the mall Reply Report comment

    March 16, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    I’m wondering why LVS and maybe can’t be honest and just admit they’re racist. Archie Bunker could do it.

    You two can’t even look at yourself in the mirror and be honest. How are we supposed to take you seriously?

    • maybe Reply Report comment

      March 16, 2013 at 8:45 pm

      brickless, my wife is hispanic, take that and shove it.

      • another brick in the mall Reply Report comment

        March 16, 2013 at 9:33 pm

        Maybe she’s racist! lol

      • maybe Reply Report comment

        March 16, 2013 at 9:57 pm

        To be honest with you my wife is 3/4 mexican, 1/4 apache indian. No she isn’t racist at all.

    • LVS Reply Report comment

      March 17, 2013 at 9:02 am

      @fried brains-so is my wife stupid.

      • bodacious Reply Report comment

        March 17, 2013 at 6:39 pm

        Your wife is stupid too? Shame on you.

  9. ME Reply Report comment

    March 16, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    If you all (LVS and maybe in particular) think all illegals come from Mexico you need to get out more. Go live in Minneapolis or New York. You will find out illegals come from many counties. Just not in the masses as from South of America. a.k.a. Mexico and South America.
    Our government needs to make becoming legal citizens easier or faster. More would be able or willing to contribute to the tax fund. Makes more sense then spending money to feed them in lock ups.
    And I know many Americans who make tax free money selling on line “under the table”. So tell me what makes those people any better “law abiding citizens”.

    • maybe Reply Report comment

      March 16, 2013 at 12:31 pm

      When I was writing one of those posts I almost put in there that not all illegals come from mexico because I was working with one from poland but I figured the conversation was about hispanics. I knew someone would try to slam me about not including others. It looks like me is trying to start an argument, good luck me.

    • LVS Reply Report comment

      March 16, 2013 at 2:08 pm

      @ME-I know illegals come from other country’s as well. There are huge amounts that come into California from Asia and I lived and worked in Canada where there were people from almost every country in the world. The discussion was Happy Guy calling me and maybe racist when he doesn’t even know the definition of the word. The company I was with in Canada had people from Iran, Viet Nam, Cambodia, Ireland, England, France, Germany and Africa all working for them. Happy Guy would have went nuts trying to figure that all out.

  10. sickastupd Reply Report comment

    March 16, 2013 at 9:16 am

    I believe the word that maybe and LVS are struggling to come up with is “criminals”.

    The hard working people in Arizona don’t want to have CRIMINALS running around. The hard working people in Austin don’t want CRIMINALS in their community.

    Is there some specific reason you feel the need to bring in “the N word” or “wet backs”?

    (Hint: Illegal immigrants come from all over the world – some of them even look like YOU)

    • another brick in the mall Reply Report comment

      March 16, 2013 at 9:40 am

      Just for clarification. Negro is NOT the N word. It may be to you, but that would be your issue.

      • sickastupd Reply Report comment

        March 16, 2013 at 10:49 am

        maybe didn’t mean “negroe”….

    • maybe Reply Report comment

      March 16, 2013 at 10:16 am

      I refrained from using the word criminals because even though they have broken the law by coming here illegally most of them only want a better life, the criminals would be the drug dealers, rapists and such. Lumping all of them in 1 catigory wouldn’t be right. As for the N word, I used that as an example that he word doesn’t describe a person or color but an attitude which if you go to the north end there seems to be alot of them.

      • sickastupd Reply Report comment

        March 16, 2013 at 10:50 am

        You mean “criminals” doesn’t indicate an attitude? We must describe people by race first?

  11. another brick in the mall Reply Report comment

    March 15, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    What are we going to with all the Negros in the North End LVS? Have you figured that one out yet?

  12. another brick in the mall Reply Report comment

    March 15, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Something disheartening to see fellow Americans who want to jail people simply for being in the wrong country. These men get out at some point and stay in America since they were held in jail here so long.

    You must dig deep within your soul and realize doing this to others is morally wrong and costs us a fortune to boot. About $80 per day-per inmate. Hate is expensive…

    • LVS Reply Report comment

      March 15, 2013 at 2:03 pm

      @brick-it has nothing to do with hate, but has everything to do with our laws. You have never lived in Texas or California and seen what these illegals do. The Mexicans who live here do not want them here either. They steal, run drugs, rape and everything else they can to get money and then the legal people get the blame just because they look like them.

      • another brick in the mall Reply Report comment

        March 15, 2013 at 2:18 pm

        Not true because in Austin they bust ass at Quality Pork for peanuts and run little restaurants with grocery stores with the best, healthiest food in town. They add spice and flavor to the community.

        Do you really think people want to spend time around a narrow minded, trashy redneck like you LVS? I think not.

        • LVS Reply Report comment

          March 15, 2013 at 2:24 pm

          @fried brain-nice response. When you can not find a response that is intelligent you can always call someone names. Austin, Minnesota is not a gauge of illegals. I can truthfully say that I have had hundreds of them work for me over the years and know more about Mexicans than you can ever hope to. Now go smoke another joint and go back to bed.

        • another brick in the mall Reply Report comment

          March 15, 2013 at 2:28 pm

          You know enough about Mexicans to know they all think as a group?

        • maybe Reply Report comment

          March 15, 2013 at 2:36 pm

          If the illegal alliens get as far north as minnesota it’s because they truely want to live a productive life. Where I worked in arizona they are a huge burden on society. In arizona even the legal hispanics don’t like the illegals being there because they give ALL hispanics a very bad name.

        • LVS Reply Report comment

          March 15, 2013 at 5:57 pm

          @maybe-that is very true. The people down south are different than the people up here. Mostly those people are hard working, honest people who want what everyone else wants, to raise their family’s in peace. Some of the hardest workers and most honest people I ever saw were migrants. Treat them decent and you couldn’t ask for any better. I would much rather have them than spoiled, brain dead druggers who steal everything.

      • happyguy Reply Report comment

        March 15, 2013 at 6:37 pm

        LVS and maybe You 2 may or may not be racist but your posts sure seem to sound that way. They sound so full of hate.

        • LVS Reply Report comment

          March 15, 2013 at 6:51 pm

          @happy guy-what are you talking about? What was hateful about my post? I have nothing at all against migrants, Mexicans, blacks or any other minority except the damn druggers. Hell, I can even get along with Democrats when I have to or want to.

        • happyguy Reply Report comment

          March 15, 2013 at 8:35 pm

          ” They steal, run drugs, rape and everything else they can to get money and then the legal people get the blame just because they look like them.” That is racist and hateful LVS. No way around it.

        • maybe Reply Report comment

          March 15, 2013 at 9:43 pm

          Where was the hate in my words? I’ve worked withnlegal and illegal hispanics in arizona and the legal ones are hard working decent people. The illegals were all what can I get out of this, how can I screw the system and the legal hispanics all hated the way the illegals were. It’s like black people, you know the N word. The N word isn’t what color they are but their attitude, how they can manipulate the system, we all owe them because of slavery.

        • LVS Reply Report comment

          March 16, 2013 at 8:57 am

          @happy guy-you really shouldn’t comment on something you know little about. I was talking about wet backs (illegals) that do all the crimes and then the legal people get blamed for it just because they look like them. It’s not racist when it is the truth. You liberals turn a blind eye to everything and want to candy coat it. I have worked and lived with Mexicans all my life and you can’t even pretend to know as much about them. They are good people, but the wet backs are the criminals. Ask them and listen instead of thinking you are so superior. I don’t see color, I see people, but I believe in telling the truth.

        • happyguy Reply Report comment

          March 16, 2013 at 12:59 pm

          LVs your post was referring to illegal immigrants and you lumped them all into the same class.

          ” You have never lived in Texas or California and seen what these illegals do. The Mexicans who live here do not want them here either. They steal, run drugs, rape and everything else they can to get money and then the legal people get the blame just because they look like them”

          And then to call them “wet backs”!! You should be ashamed. That post was hateful and racist. We are talking about the people being released by ICE. They are not violent criminals. They are people that are in jail because they want a better way of life. Other than entering the country illegally the crime they are in jail for are crimes that if you or I would have gotten caught committing we would have been issued a warning or a ticket and been sent on our way.

        • maybe Reply Report comment

          March 16, 2013 at 1:14 pm

          @Happy, I don’t know if they implememted it but a couple years ago or maybe even last year obama signed an executive order that only those illegals with a felony history were to be detained and those were the ones that was released. So the illegals that were released were hard core criminals.

        • LVS Reply Report comment

          March 16, 2013 at 1:54 pm

          @happy guy-how do you know what they were in jail for? Do you believe the government and it doesn’t matter anyway because they were in jail for breaking the LAW which makes them criminals. You people just amaze me with you good two shoes B.S, What makes the words WET BACK racist. A wet back is anyone who crosses our border from Mexico. It can be a Russian, Iranian, Englishman or anyone else. Why do you think a Mexican is any other race than you are. Are you a racist. Mexicans were classified on the I.R.S. forms as Caucasion until they decided to call themselves Hispanic. They can be any color at all. In my opinion you are the racist by trying to force your way of thinking on them. They call them wet backs and so do I. You wouldn’t know the truth if it bit you in the butt.

        • happyguy Reply Report comment

          March 16, 2013 at 8:03 pm

          LVS off your meds again? I find the word very offensive. Definition of the term we***ck 1) a derogatory term used in the United States, for a non-American foreigner, commonly a Mexican citizen, especially one who is an illegal immigrant in the U.S. 2) Racial Slur referring to Mexicans 3) usually offensive: a Mexican who enters the United States illegally.

          Let’s revue here. It is defined as a derogatory term, a racial slur, and usually offensive. Sounds pretty racist to me. I know you like name calling but here you have stooped to a new low. Man up.

        • happyguy Reply Report comment

          March 16, 2013 at 8:18 pm

          “A w*t b**k is anyone who crosses our border from Mexico.” So when you go on vacation to Mexico and come back home what are you?

          “Why do you think a Mexican is any other race than you are.” I have no idea at all what you are talking about here.

          “Are you a racist.” No

          “Mexicans were classified on the I.R.S. forms as Caucasian until they decided to call themselves Hispanic.” What’s your point here?

          “They can be any color at all.” Who is they?

          “In my opinion you are the racist by trying to force your way of thinking on them.” Who is them?I am not forcing my way of thinking on anyone. I am just pointing out how much of a racist you must be to think the term w*t b**k isn’t a racist term.

    • John Reply Report comment

      March 15, 2013 at 11:11 pm

      These people were not in jail for being here without a visa, they were arrested for crimes and were released, there were thousands of them. That is a big difference to your statement Brick.

  13. happyguy Reply Report comment

    March 15, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Why doesn’t he work on putting an end the the sequestration or jobs or closing tax loopholes or ending corporate welfare or any of a hundred really important issues? He is just like most of the republicans these days, trying to grab a headline instead of working on something that really matters to most of us. Time for him to go. As LVS says TERM LIMITS

    • LVS Reply Report comment

      March 15, 2013 at 1:15 pm

      @happy Guy-where I agree with you on the term limits, the question he is asking needs to be asked. If we have a branch of our government who is making up their own laws, we are entitled to hear about it. Obama’s administration gives new definition to the words cover up.

      • happyguy Reply Report comment

        March 15, 2013 at 1:36 pm

        LVS you seem to falling into the republican trap. Everything isn’t a cover up as Grassley, Graham, and the other R’s would have you believe. It is a waste of our tax dollars to pursue this just as it is a waste of our tax dollars to house these non-violent immigrants. It costs $164/day to keep the immigrants jailed and $14/day for ROR. Grassley needs to work on the real problems that we are facing and quit chasing the headlines.

        • LVS Reply Report comment

          March 15, 2013 at 1:46 pm

          @happy guy-those non-violent immigrants should have been sent back just as soon as they were caught as was the policy. Then there would have been no ongoing cost at all. However, someone decided to play politics and spend our money in the process. ICE broke the law and turned thousands of illegals loose in our country and believe me they will never get most of them back. They deliberately used the sequestration as a excuse to do what they had wanted to all along. They should answer for it.

        • LVS Reply Report comment

          March 15, 2013 at 1:48 pm

          @happy guy-If the situation was reversed and the Republicans had released the immigrants you would have been one of the first ones to start screaming, or worse yet if they had sent them back in violation of the law.

      • ME Reply Report comment

        March 16, 2013 at 12:01 pm

        Wrong. Nixon defined it when he did Watergate. And Regan defined it when he traded arms for oil with the enemy. Republicans are masters at cover up. From politics to personal life. Too bad for you your memory sucks.
        The non criminal illegals just want a shot at a better life and to become honest hard working taxpaying citizens.
        A criminal is a criminal whether they are born in America or came here on foot.

        • maybe Reply Report comment

          March 16, 2013 at 12:06 pm

          I don’t know how you can say that 1 party is worse than the other. I would say all polititians are masters of coverup.

    • ME Reply Report comment

      March 16, 2013 at 12:05 pm

      Republicans/conservatives just complain, sling mud and make false accusations but never offer a viable solution or try to work with Democrats.

      • maybe Reply Report comment

        March 16, 2013 at 12:11 pm

        Are you frikken serious? After this last election, the way obama lied and slung tons of mud and you can sit there through your ignorance and say it was all the republicans? You have to be the most blinded of them all.

  14. LVS Reply Report comment

    March 15, 2013 at 9:06 am

    Good question by Grassley. When the Federal Government delibertly violates the law because of politics we have a serious problem. They have done it before and think they can get away with it because of the public apathy. Or else the public has just given up and accepted that we have a bunch of criminals running our government.