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We learned today that the US government released hundreds of detainees with criminal records into this country.
The Department of Homeland Security confirms customs officials set free thousands of detainees earlier this year because of looming budget cuts.
It in a letter to two senators DHS Department of Homeland Security now acknowledges many of them had criminal histories Solomon had multiple felonies.
Doug Kelly with the rest of this from DC which which customs.
First release these detainees.
Though the White House said that the group didn't include anybody dangerous.
Yeah -- it should happen it is another case in an increasingly long list of -- statements that Jay Carney has made in recent months.
As we now now 622.
Of those detainees have criminal records 32 had multiple felony convictions.
-- Jay Carney said this on February 27 right after the detainees were released.
There's ice made clear yesterday the agency released these low risk non criminal detainees under a less expensive form of monitoring.
To ensure detention levels stayed within prices overall budget.
But just two examples of their criminal histories one had been convicted in an extreme case of do you why harassment and causing criminal damage to property.
Another had prior convictions for carrying a gun felony possession of drugs second degree burglary vandalism and trespassing.
A pair of bipartisan senators McCain and Levin said in a statement today.
That disciplinary action be considered for the ice officials responsible.
We have a secretary of Homeland Security.
She is the one responsible.
How would they release 2000.
People without even consulting her was obviously well coordinated because it took place all over the country but.
The responsibility lies -- with secretary Napolitano.
The DHS claims that its funding for detention beds have been reduced by a 127 million dollars and that the detainees were appropriate candidates for supervised release --
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