Goodlatte Talks ICE's Release of Detainees on Lou Dobbs Tonight
March 6, 2013
Congressman Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, appeared on "Lou Dobbs Tonight" on Fox Business to discuss ICE's release of detainees. An internal U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement (ICE) document obtained by the House Judiciary Committee reveals that the agency planned to release thousands of criminal aliens onto the streets to reduce the agency's costs in light of sequestration. As of February 15, 2013, the document shows that ICE had roughly 31,000 illegal immigrants and criminal aliens in detention -- already below the 34,000 mandated by Congress -- and planned to reduce that number to less than 26,000 by March 31, 2013. According to sources, roughly 2,000 criminal aliens may have already been released so far.