Seven U.S. Senators sent a letter to DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano asking for answers about a recent investigation conducted by the Houston Chronicle that found a dramatic increase of dismissed immigration cases. The paper found a 700% increase in the number of cases dismissed in recent months.
The report found that 217 immigration cases were dismissed in August compared to just 27 cases dismissed in July. Over the summer, there was a DHS internal memo that detailed ways the Obama Administration could stop deportations buying time for Congress to pass a mass amnesty bill.