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White House didn`t OK immigrant releases: Report

An internal Homeland Security Department report says immigration officials decided on their own, strictly for budget reasons, to release more than 2,000 immigrants facing deportation in 2013.



Washington: An internal Homeland Security Department report says immigration officials decided on their own, strictly for budget reasons, to release more than 2,000 immigrants facing deportation in 2013.

Without consulting then-Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano or the White House, the agency ultimately freed 2,228 people. The lack of communication led the Obama administration to wrongly deny for weeks that so many people had been released. That`s according to a Homeland Security inspector general`s report yesterday.
The report also says Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials didn`t adequately plan for the increase in immigrant arrests at the Mexican border and didn`t track available funds or spending accurately.
The Associated Press reported in March 2013 that more than 2,000 immigrants were released. The White House and Homeland Security Department for weeks disputed AP`s reporting.

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