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Feds Free Illegal Immigrants Ahead of Sequester Cuts

 
Feds Free Illegal Immigrants Ahead of Sequester Cuts
Posted February 27th, 2013 @ 8:46am by By John Johnson, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– As the clock ticks toward Friday's sequester deadline, we get what the AP calls the first tangible sign of those automatic budget cuts: The feds have released hundreds of illegal immigrants awaiting deportation hearings at detention centers around the country, reports the New York Times.

A spokeswoman for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office tied the move directly to the looming cuts: “ICE has directed field offices to review the detained population to ensure it is in line with available funding."

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