Cornyn Wants Answers on Immigrants' Release

Saying that Texans deserve to know more about the unauthorized immigrants who were released in the state this month through a federal decision tied to sequestration, Sen. John Cornyn on Thursday demanded a hearing into the government’s actions.

In a letter to U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., the chairman of the Senate Judiciary’s Immigration, Refugees and Border Security Subcommittee, Cornyn said that Texans have the right to know more about who was released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

“[A]t least 700 of these detainees were directly released into Texas. We also know that at least ...

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