Obama, when he gave his hysterical fiscal Armageddon speech, implied that many government services would have to be curtailed, such as public safety. Following that speech, The Washington Post released this story: "DHS releases hundreds of illegal immigrants from immigration jails ahead of budget sequester" (Link "dead"). The "A week before mandatory budget cuts go into effect across the government, the Department of Homeland Security has started releasing illegal immigrants being held in immigration jails across the country, Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Tuesday."
This story has been followed-up by several others, doing the usual "clarifications". Most recently, the Washington Post published this Associated Press story: "Gov’t freed more than 2,000 immigrants from jail since mid-February, planned 3,000 more" (Link "dead"), According to the Associated Press: "The Homeland Security Department released from its jails more than 2,000
illegal immigrants facing deportation in recent weeks due to looming
budget cuts and planned to release 3,000 more during March, The
Associated Press has learned. .... The White House has said it was not consulted about the releases, and
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has acknowledged they
occurred in a manner she regrets."
Since this story is evolving, I would encourage you to undertake some of your own researching.
Whether this was a nefarious blatant attempt make Obama's doomsday predictions a reality is unknown to me. It could simply be a coincidental ill-timed case of poor management.