This is one of the more interesting moves by the Obama administration as the sequester drama nears its Friday climax:

Federal immigration officials have released hundreds of detainees from detention centers around the country in recent days in a highly unusual effort to save money as automatic budget cuts loom in Washington, officials said Tuesday...

The decision angered many Republicans, including Representative Robert W. Goodlatte of Virginia, who said the releases were a political gambit by the Obama administration.

If it's a political gambit, it's a well played one that leaves Republicans with an easy way to calm their fears about immigrants running free. They can simply strike a deal to avert more cuts.