This is not a new article. It was first published on March 6, in response to the release of hundreds of illegal immigrants who had been in jail for crimes of various sorts, some of which very serious. The article was based on an interview with Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, who states unequivocally that the Obama administration officials responsible for this flagrant misuse of power to prove a political point flat out lied.
This is a story that won’t go away. It will play out when one of the criminals is involved in a crime, when someone is killed by a drunken driver, in a robbery, or a home invasion. When this happens, as it inevitably will, who will be responsible? Will Janet Napolitano be indicted for murder?
Babeu: ICE Lied About Crimes of Released Immigrants
PHOENIX — Claims by Immigration and Customs Enforcement that hundreds of illegal immigrants who were released from detention centers last week were low-risk and non-violent is completely false, said Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu.
Babeu said federal whistle blowers are telling him that some of the immigrants released have serious criminal histories.
“Drug smugglers with cartel ties, forgery, aggravated assault on police officers, convicted child molesters. Everything these whistle blowers have said has checked out almost completely.”
The sheriff said he has also been informed that some of those who were released were facing manslaughter charges and several of those who were released were convicted of extreme DUI.
“What happens when they get into a head on collision with a family? Who will be responsible? Certainly not me or the governor. It’s Janet Napolitano and whomever was involved in this.”
Babeu said California Congressman Darrell Issa has announced that he will be launching a formal investigation into this matter.