Lawmakers demand answers over release of illegal immigrants
Rep. Trey Gowdy outraged at ICE
- Duration 4:27
- Date Mar 20, 2013
Rep. Trey Gowdy outraged at ICE
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Meanwhile a blame it on the sequester or not more than 2000.
Jailed illegals have been released from prison.
Since the middle of February and yesterday congress sought some answers from the director of ice.
What does a level one violator.
In level one.
Offender first obviously disagree with your characterization about these being plus -- you can use or -- to disagree -- characterization don't use my what does -- level one violator.
With regard to a level one offenders -- they are.
Aggravated felons and -- -- release us.
There are four present how many were.
Eventually they've revealed there were ten -- so did congressman -- -- get the answers he was looking for he joins us right now watching.
Good morning how are you doing okay -- I'm a little disturbed at the one of the things that director Morton said yesterday was.
That they didn't actually have to release 2200.
Did -- No they did not they could have made what we call program -- requested doesn't even have to come to congress a committee.
Can approve the moving around -- money.
They could -- For gone travel conference's.
ID tale these bonuses.
They're sitting all over a hundred million dollar so the notion that you can't find 600 dollars.
To keep for aggravated felons detained which is what it calls today six under per day.
Is as -- back.
Action were you when you talk about these level one offenders these are these are bad guys who once they realized -- we let -- -- let's go get them.
They've got foreign custody right now right.
That's right and that is didn't.
They could be flight risk.
They could be a danger to the community based on their all on there.
Criminal history based on the circumstances of their crime that they're called aggravated felons for a reason and that's global one level -- you've got.
Recidivism that you why.
Offenders and DHS may consider that to be low risk.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Congressman -- it's extraordinary he he admitted and we didn't have to -- go.
But we did clearly.
It was a political calculation wasn't.
I it's part of this hale Bopp comet.
The sky is falling -- fire teachers and West Virginia.
No meat inspections close the White House tour for kids and Obama way we're gonna -- aggravated felons out mystery.
Trying to embarrass congress usually we do a good job of -- ourselves what they tried to do that with respect to -- it didn't work.
-- -- more than that they know that what they know that.
If you're sitting on -- hundred million dollars in DHS.
Quite going on conference's.
Quit your summer here training discretionary training and doing your job which is public safety the public this mortar then there's -- -- these.
Government official given credit.
You have it congressman they're trying to inflict maximum pain for political gain.
It's not work.
And no it's not working.
And and what about the fact that you know you've heard from.
Agents down in Texas they're worried about a flood of illegals into the country.
Well you know that that's proof positive the government action in government in -- have consequences.
And when you moved grant amnesty by administrative memo which no -- on I was done.
When your discussing as we are now and I'm part of -- comprehensive immigration reform.
A human nature is -- that that.
You might want to avail yourself of that but I think the way.
The message out -- -- for anyone contemplating doing that.
As if you can't prove you've been in the country.
For more than five years you're not gonna be eligible for any of what we're talking about debating congress right now -- -- -- debating today whether or not to be a border crawl server.
I don't I understand.
Mexico from a public safety standpoint I would want to live here with the drug cartel violence I guess that.
Do -- the legal way.
Do what the legal way because -- place you can prove you've been in this country.
For three to five years you're not gonna -- yourself of this new reform all right we'll see what happens actually Gatti.
Republicans feel industry thanks very much for joining us yes sir thank you.