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Congressman Pittenger Reacts to Release of Detained Illegal Immigrants

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Location: Washington, DC

Today, President Obama demonstrated his willingness to put politics ahead of safety and common sense when his administration ordered illegal aliens to be released from detention as a response to sequestration.

"This is abhorrent," commented Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09). "Releasing criminal aliens might be considered an excellent political tactic in a corrupt third-world regime, but it should never even be considered in the United States of America. Using scare-tactics only further divides our already fractured Nation and makes it that much more difficult to forge sustainable, bi-partisan solutions to the federal government's spending problem."

According to a briefing attended by Congressman Pittenger, up to 10,000 illegal aliens convicted of fraud, theft, and drunk driving will be released in the near future, supposedly due to upcoming budget cuts related to the sequester. Federal agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, were given detailed planning guidelines to implement sequestration while minimizing the impact to core services.

Many criminal aliens arrested in North Carolina are sent to a detention facility in Georgia, which is reportedly on the list of facilities scheduled to release detainees in the near future.

"My Congressional office will be impacted by the sequester, but I've planned accordingly and spent wisely. The Administration needs to do the same and renounce this terrible campaign of scare-tactics," concluded Congressman Pittenger.


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