Deportation of illegal immigrants increases under Obama administration

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    In a bid to remake the enforcement of federal immigration laws, the Obama administration is deporting record numbers of illegal immigrants and auditing hundreds of businesses that blithely hire undocumented workers.

    The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency expects to deport about 400,000 people this fiscal year, nearly 10 percent above the Bush administration's 2008 total and 25 percent more than were deported in 2007. The pace of company audits has roughly quadrupled since President George W. Bush's final year in office.

    The effort is part of President Obama's larger project "to make our national laws actually work," as he put it in a speech this month at American University. Partly designed to entice Republicans to support comprehensive immigration reform, the mission is proving difficult and politically perilous.

    Obama is drawing flak from those who contend the administration is weak on border security and from those who are disappointed he has not done more to fulfill his campaign promise to help the country's estimated 11 million illegal residents. Trying to thread a needle, the president contends enforcement -- including the deployment of fresh troops to the Mexico border -- is a necessary but insufficient solution.

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    In preparation for a massive AMNESTY.
     
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    Deportation rightfully has increased under Obama, thanks to Bush.
    In May, 2006 Bush committed to improving border security by adding 6,000 new border patrol agents by the end of 2008.
     
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    Haha is all I'm gonna say to this.
     
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    when will it start happening in California?.....
     
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    Makes it look like they are doing something when they are not. More deportation only means there are more illegal aliens on the streets committing crimes. They are doing more but still that is not enough.
    I want to see Obama visit the Arizona desert and the border like he did Iraq and Afghanistan. Wimp. don't have to nerve.
     

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