BREAKING:  Homeland Security official resigns after ICE’s release of illegal immigrants blamed on budget cuts, the AP reports. KIRO-TV identified the official as Gary Mead, who sent an email telling co-workers he was leaving the ICE at the end of April. His resignation was reportedly sent hours after U.S. officials confirmed a few hundred illegal immigrants facing deportation had been released from immigration jails due to budget cuts.

The White House is running like Usain Bolt heading to the finish line away from this controversy. Politico reports, that the White House and the Department of Homeland Security were unaware of Immigration Customs and Enforcement’s decision to release detainees until the agency announced it, administration officials said Wednesday. Um, really? Is that why a Homeland Security official reportedly resigned?

White House press secretary Jay Carney  described those released as “low-risk, non-criminal detainees,” Politico reports. We are talking about as many as 30,000 illegal immigrants who were incarcerated being set free. Seems to me like Big Sis, Janet Napolitano, has no clue what is going on in the DHS.