Mass Release of Immigrants Is Tied to Impending CutsPublished: Feb 27, 2013 8:00 am By: KIRK SEMPLE
"Federal immigration officials have released hundreds of detainees from detention centers around the country in recent days in a highly unusual effort to save money as automatic budget cuts loom in Washington, officials said Tuesday.
The government has not dropped the deportation cases against the immigrants, however. The detainees have been freed on supervised release while their cases continue in court, officials said."
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