A week or so ago I posted that 34,000 illegals are routinely imprisoned and asked why a hard and fixed number. Arizona’s Pinal Country Sheriff Paul Babeau answers the question in the video below in an interview with Greta Van Susteren. Babeau tells Greta that he has tried to get answers to which illegal aliens have been released from his jails – who are they, what is their criminal history and where are they. He has been refused those answers. He was told 303 were released – “they lied about that,” it was 2000+ and another 3000 is scheduled for release (Babeau says all the attention on the releases halted the release of the 3000). So, here is the rest of the story about the 34000, and note that the point is that these ARE VIOLENT OFFENDERS:
These are the same people – we all have different opinions about the 11 million+ illegals that are in our country and – all of us have agreed, including Janet Napolitano, President Obama, that we will target, identify, imprison the 34,000 most violent criminals of this 11 million. That’s this group. So now she [Napolitano] can’t have it both ways. ~ Paul Babeau
He doesn’t know who the released are, neither does the Governor, but both know these are undesirable persons to have on Arizona streets.
If you watch Greta with any regularity, you know she is all over Congress for not using their subpoena power, in this instance and many others. She points out that Babeau has been forced to go to Rep. Darrell Issa’s House Oversight Committee to get the names of the released, and it will take at least 30 days. Ridiculous. Why not subpoena and get the answers? Maybe because this Department of Justice doesn’t give a fig about subpoenas, but nevertheless, if it’s the most we can do, we should do the most we can do.
What happens when the 34,001 person is captured after committing a violent crime? Is one released to make room for him/her? They are all “violent,” and we’ve released one? Why isn’t he shipped to the farthest point in Mexico without a dime or a peso in his pocket?
The transcript above is just a small snippet of the full video. If the video disappears or does not play, view it here.
Greta Van Susteran and Sheriff Paul Babeau on Unknown Violent Illegals Released (video)