Today’s story, via HotAir:
The Associated Press has learned that the Homeland Security Department official in charge of the agency’s immigration enforcement and removal operations has resigned after hundreds of illegal immigrants were released from jails because of government spending cuts.
In an email obtained Wednesday by the AP, Gary Mead told coworkers that he was leaving U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the end of April. Mead is the head of enforcement and removal operations at ICE.
So, even though releasing the detainees very conveniently served Obama’s goal of increasing the pants-wetting over sequester cuts while also very conveniently making the amnesty fans in his base happy, this was just Gary Mead going rogue without any direction from the White House. And Obama’s so mad about it that Mead has to clear out his desk
immediatelytwo months from now.
Except then there’s this tweet by Jim Acosta:
ICE spox regarding departing official: he “announced several weeks ago to ICE senior leadership that he planned to retire after 40 years”
So he’s retiring in two months, his retirement had been planned, but now he’s being “fired”, and he’s to blame for releasing illegal aliens.
And they expect us to believe that?