Obama can’t find enough illegals to fill REQUIRED detention quotas

U.S. immigration law requires that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement hold 34,000 detainees at a time to fill all available beds. But thanks to Obama’s new policies, ICE can barely meet the quota:

As of Jan. 25, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was averaging just 27,000 detainees a day for fiscal 2015, which began Oct. 1. That means more than 20 percent of its capacity was going unused so far this year — even as the administration faces questions over immigrants it has released, who have gone on to commit crimes later.

Deportations are also down dramatically, according to Jessica Vaughan, who studies enforcement trends for the Center for Immigration Studies, and who told Congress on Wednesday that the administration deported fewer than 20,000 immigrants in December, which is about 50 percent lower than its usual pace for the month over the last few years.

“All of the significant metrics of enforcement activity tracked by ICE — encounters, arrests, detainers and charging documents issued — show declines in recent years,” Ms. Vaughan said in prepared testimony for the House oversight committee.

ICE claims it’s too costly to handle 34,000 illegals at a time. So instead agents are releasing illegals — who are waiting to be deported — out into the community and allowing them to abscond and often commit crimes.

Isn’t damage done to the American community far more costly than monetary cost?