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Obama deported 2 million illegal immigrants

Posted by on Feb. 11, 2014 at 5:30 PM
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Obama’s Two Millionth Deportation


Currently, President Obama and his Administration are deporting more than 1,100 aspiring Americans every single day. That’s 1,100 mothers and fathers and hardworking folks who come to the United States because our economy desperately needs them, our businesses aggressively recruit them, and yet our laws have not kept pace with that reality. 

The White House argues that it does not have the legal authority to stop or reduce the number of deportations in America—that the only possible recourse is passing comprehensive immigration reform.  But last week, advocates with the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) filed a 41-page rulemaking petition with the Department of Homeland Security presenting compelling legal analysis of how the Administration can use its executive authority to dramatically reduce or halt deportations (full disclosure: I have consulted with and supported the activities of NDLON).  Most notably, the White House has already used this authority, enacting the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program last fall to give temporary relief to young immigrants known as Dreamers.  The White House could very clearly, and very legally, apply such deferred action to other undocumented immigrants. 

Instead, Obama has done the direct opposite—deporting more immigrants at a higher rate than any of his predecessors. Among other measures, the President expanded Secure Communities, a program through which the fingerprints of everyone arrested by local police in cooperating jurisdictions are run through the federal DHS database to check for immigration violations.  Despite the fact that communities, police and governors have protested Secure Communities,evidence exists that the Obama Administration has recently expanded the program even further, through expanded funding and racialized “stop and frisk” tactics.  As a result, sometime in the next few weeks, President Obama will hit the inauspicious mark of having deported two million people during his presidency.  That’s ostensibly the same number of people who were deported between 1892 and 1997—in total. 

This from the man who supposedly wants to make helping undocumented immigrants one of the signature achievements of his presidency.

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Of course, there’s no question that comprehensive immigration reform—including a road to citizenship —would make the most permanent and profound difference in the lives of our nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants.  But once again, House Republicans are stalling the prospects of reform.  Proving that the Republican Party faced with already-dismal public support and a growing Latino electorate knows no bounds in its extent of self-destructive behavior, Speaker John Boehner—under  pressure from the far right of his caucus—has cast doubt on reform legislation just days after encouraging it.  Boehner’s reason?  That Republicanscannot trust President Obama to enforce such a law if Republicans pass it. 

That’s right, Republicans are arguing that the President who has deported more undocumented immigrants than any of his predecessors—who has not only enforced our nation’s draconian immigration laws but doubled down to make that enforcement even more aggressive and widespread—cannot be trusted to do what he has very clearly already done.  This latest twist says nothing about President Obama and everything about the childish threats and manipulations of a Republican Party determined to be as uncooperative as possible in the governance of our nation.

The White House, for its part, argues it’s reluctant to unilaterally halt or reduce deportations through its executive authority and risk angering Republicans. But the Republicans are already angry and accusing the President of lawlessness—and will continue to do so no matter what the President does.  Republican attacks on President Obama have always had a strong imperviousness to facts.  Meanwhile, instead of taking cues from Republicans who keep taunting the White House and all of us with threats and promises around immigration reform, perhaps it’s time for President Obama to make some threats of his own and say that he will use his very clear legal authority to unilaterally stop or drastically reduce all deportations unless House Republicans finally allow a vote on the immigration bill the Senate has already passed.  It would be welcome relief from letting Republican hand-wringing ambivalence drive the immigration debate.

President Obama has the legal authority to stop deportations.  And given his rhetoric about immigrants and immigration reform, arguably the President has the moral obligation to act.  The question is whether he has the political guts to do it.

by on Feb. 11, 2014 at 5:30 PM
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LiveinJoy
by on Feb. 11, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Obama deported only 0.2 percent of 11.7 million illegals in 2013


Fewer than 0.2 percent of the 11.7 million illegal aliens in the United States were deported in 2012 for violating immigration laws, according to data released by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.

“It is a drop in the bucket,” Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, told The Daily Caller. “Relative to the [agency] resources and tools they have been given to do this job, it is a record low,” said Vaughan.

Government officials say they deported a total of 368,644 people. But almost two-thirds of those people, or 235,093, were caught at the border and promptly returned to their home countries.

Only 133,551 resident illegals were picked up in the interior of the country and deported, the ICE report admitted.

But 82 percent of those residents were deported for other offenses, ICE acknowledged. Those offenses include drunk driving, assault, robbery and drug possession.

The remaining 18 percent adds up to only 20,000 illegals of the 11.7 million illegals believed to be living in the United States.

That’s only one immigration-law deportation for every 585 illegals.

The agency said officials want to focus federal police on illegals who also commit additional crimes. “Other than convicted criminals, the agency’s enforcement priorities include: those apprehended while attempting to unlawfully enter the United States, illegal re-entrants – individuals who returned to the U.S. after being previously removed by ICE – and immigration fugitives,” said the ICE report.



Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/12/31/obama-deported-only-0-2-percent-of-11-7-million-illegals-in-2013/#ixzz2t3Uw8GXD

LiveinJoy
by on Feb. 11, 2014 at 5:33 PM

Obama Deportation Toll Could Pass 2 Million At Current Rates

WASHINGTON -- As lawmakers debate the Obama administration's commitment to immigration enforcement, a report released last week shows that 2 million people will be deported by 2014 -- more than the total number of deportations before 1997 -- if they continue at the current rate.

Tanya Golash-Boza, an associate professor of sociology at University of California-Merced, found that interior immigration enforcement has expanded rapidly as border-crossings have slowed down, leading to more families being separated by deportation.

Her analysis found that 2.1 million people were deported between 1892 and 1997. From there, the rate of deportations swelled, hitting a record in the 2012 fiscal year with more than 400,000 removals. Apprehensions by Immigration and Customs Enforcement went from 10 percent of those in the Department of Homeland Security overall in 2002 to nearly 50 percent by 2011, the report says. And she found that nearly a quarter of the total deportations between July 2010 and the end of September 2012 involved parents of children who are United States citizens.

The rising rate predates President Barack Obama, who also works under a number of strict immigration laws. Still, he has presided over a significant portion of total deportations.

"On the one hand Obama gets to say, 'I've deported all of these criminals,'" said Golash-Boza, who is writing a book about deportations. "On the other hand, not only are the people minor criminals, but they're also much more likely to be people that are living, working, have children in the United States than even just a few years ago."

The administration has defended its deportation policies as both necessary under current law and as more humane. Policies now place a higher priority on deporting criminals and repeat border-crossers, an argument White House domestic policy chief Cecilia Muñoz made on Thursday.

"The government’s job is to do what Congress tells it to do," Muñoz said on a Google+ Hangout moderated by undocumented journalist and activist Jose Antonio Vargas. "Congress, under the immigration laws that we've got now, Congress requires us to remove people who are removable and gives DHS, frankly, a whole lot of resources to do that job. DHS’s job is to make sure they make the best possible decisions on how they use those resources."

OneToughMami
by on Feb. 11, 2014 at 5:45 PM
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Does nothing...people complain


Does something...people complain
MeAndTommyLee
by Platinum Member on Feb. 11, 2014 at 6:23 PM
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goodGood news...While the number may be low comparatively to the overall 11 million, it does show an effort to uphold our laws in Wasington.  

pamelax3
by Gold Member on Feb. 11, 2014 at 6:33 PM
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Good! He is upholding the law
babie113
by Silver Member on Feb. 11, 2014 at 10:33 PM
only the illigals

Quoting nonvirginmary: Yes lets get rid of all the imigrants!. Now white people wilk learn to do hard labor
FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Feb. 11, 2014 at 10:36 PM
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Can't win for losing.

Regardless of what he does, does not do, whether or not he is indeed responsible, he will be held as such for any and all things.  

*sigh*

It gets old.

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Feb. 11, 2014 at 10:40 PM


Quoting nonvirginmary: Who do ypu think does alk the work? Illegals...

Quoting babie113: only the illigals



Quoting nonvirginmary: Yes lets get rid of all the imigrants!. Now white people wilk learn to do hard labor

Learn to type.

And you have the audacity to call other people names.

babie113
by Silver Member on Feb. 11, 2014 at 10:41 PM
missing the point .you said lets get rid of all immigrants .not all of them are here illegally .im a legal immigrant should I go too?

and some of us are white too btw

Quoting nonvirginmary: Who do ypu think does alk the work? Illegals...

Quoting babie113: only the illigals


Quoting nonvirginmary: Yes lets get rid of all the imigrants!. Now white people wilk learn to do hard labor
babie113
by Silver Member on Feb. 11, 2014 at 10:55 PM
me too im a white immigrant

Quoting nonvirginmary: I'm white too btw



Quoting babie113: missing the point .you said lets get rid of all immigrants .not all of them are here illegally .im a legal immigrant should I go too?





and some of us are white too btw





Quoting nonvirginmary: Who do ypu think does alk the work? Illegals...





Quoting babie113: only the illigals








Quoting nonvirginmary: Yes lets get rid of all the imigrants!. Now white people wilk learn to do hard labor
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