KRMG wanted to know if the same thing was happing in Tulsa, the answer is no.
"Not that we've been informed that was why we were releasing them," Sheriff’s office Major Shannon Clark told us.
Clark told KRMG news for their office it’s been business as usual.
"Most of the people we release due to immigration holds are basically in routine with the way that others are released," he noted.
The Sherriff’s office has a contract with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement to hold some of those prisoners and they house a lot of them.
"Us being the only over 72 detention holding facility in Oklahoma we get detainees from all over Oklahoma and even some from other states surrounding Oklahoma."
Clark reminded us that the jail here has another interesting contract.
"We house inmates from the Federal Marshalls office as well, we have almost as many of them, it's close to 50-50."
We also asked Major Clark about how deportation works. Is it as simple as putting immigrants in a bus and taking them to the border?
It turns out the answer is yes.
"A lot of times the removal buses do leave out of the Oklahoma City go straight to the border," Clark began.
And if they are not in a bordering country?
"They they'll take them out of the Oklahoma City airport and put them on a certain connecting flight or a flight that departs to their country of origin."
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The immigrants are being let go at facilities around the nation as the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) looks at its budget and the number of those incarcerated.
A worker at ICE says the releases are tied directly to the sequester and the amount of money that will be available to pay for their time.
Those released are supposed to check in with the court, but it’s widely believed they will disappear into the streets of our cities.
Virginia Representative Rovert Goodlatte blamed the move on the Obama Administration, saying, “It’s abhorrent that President Obama is releasing criminals into our communities to promote his political agenda on sequestration.”
The President called the move “a self inflicted wound that doesn’t have to happen.”
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano are on record warning that Americans would be less safe if federal agencies have to absorb the major cuts set to go into effect on Friday.