Saturday, November 1st, 2014

McCaul: Obama plan entails release of hundreds of “dangerous criminals”

Michael McCaul helped note Southwest Airlines flying nonstop from Austin to Washington, D.C., in July 2012 (Austin American-Statesman photo).
Michael McCaul helped note Southwest Airlines flying nonstop from Austin to Washington, D.C., in July 2012 (Austin American-Statesman photo).

U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, who chairs the House Homeland Security Committee, told colleagues that plans by the Obama administration to reduce detention beds for individuals believed to have violated immigration laws entail hundreds of dangerous criminals on the loose.

President Barack Obama submitted a budget request to cut the number of detention beds.

However, we found no evidence of plans to release hundreds, or even a few, violent criminals nor were such criminals part of the release of about 2,200 individuals earlier this year, according to testimony.

There’s more to this, to the right, along with past Truth-O-Meter articles on statements by the Austin Republican.