(CNSNews.com) – The director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement told members at a House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday that some of the 2,228 incarcerated illegal aliens who were released in recent weeks included many who have been convicted of drunk driving.
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) grilled John Morton during a hearing on the releases, which Morton blamed on the federal budget cuts required by the Budget Control Act of 2011.
Gowdy asked if Level 2, or illegal aliens convicted of multiple misdemeanors or certain kinds of felonies, that were released included those who had committed Driving Under the Influence or DUI offenses.
“Did you release any recidivist drunk drivers?” Gowdy said.
“Yes,” Morton said.
“How many?” Gowdy asked.
“I don’t have the exact number, but we have released many individuals who had DUI offenses,” Morton said. Read more via CNS News…