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Brewer ‘appalled’ by illegal immigrant release

Gov. Jan Brewer. (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)

Republican Gov. Jan Brewer says she’s appalled to hear that the Department of Homeland Security has begun releasing hundreds of illegal immigrants from custody.

It’s the first of potentially thousands of immigrants to soon be freed before mandatory federal budget cuts go into effect.

The Obama administration has been issuing dire warnings about the impact of the automatic budget cuts.

Brewer calls the releases granted before Friday’s deadline for automatic budget cuts “pure political posturing.”

Brewer says “this represents a return to exactly the kind of catch-and-release procedures that have long made a mockery of our country’s immigration system.”

She adds that public safety may be threatened by the immigrants’ release.

ICE officials say the immigrants released have been placed on “an appropriate, more cost-effective form of supervised release.”

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