Obama Admin Skews Deportation Figures

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    "The Obama Administration drastically inflated statistics to show that it has deported a record-high number of illegal immigrants with criminal records, according to federal data obtained by a nonprofit university group dedicated to researching the government.

    The new documents reveal the figure is actually at an all-time low and rapidly decreasing, leaving the Obama Administration with egg on its face just weeks after bragging about removing an unprecedented number of criminal aliens. In mid-October, Obama’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) director jubilantly announced that nearly 55% of the record 396,906 illegal immigrants deported in fiscal year 2011 were convicted of felonies or crimes.

    The real figure is less than 15%, according to federal records obtained by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), a data research center that provides detailed information about the operation of hundreds of government agencies. The number of deported criminal aliens has been declining steadily throughout the past year, the TRAC analysis found, even though fiscal year 2010 had an already low level of 16.5%.

    Obama Admin Skews Deportation Figures | Judicial Watch

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    His supporters do not care how many lies he tells. They are brain washed.
     
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    His supporters love lies as long as they support the liar in chief.
     
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    Usual defense is to claim some republican told a similar lie or a different one.
     
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    I await the thunderous uproar from the lefties over this action by the administration.....









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    Mexican census figures show that fewer Mexicans are setting out and many are returning — leaving net migration at close to zero, Mexican officials say. Arrests by the U.S. Border Patrol along the southwestern frontier, a common gauge of how many people try to cross without papers, tumbled to 304,755 during the 11 months ended in August, extending a nearly steady drop since a peak of 1.6 million in 2000.

    The scale of the fall has prompted some to suggest that a decades-long migration boom may be ending, even as others argue that the decline is only momentary.

    "Our country is not experiencing the population loss due to migration that was seen for nearly 50 years," Rene Zenteno, a deputy Mexico interior secretary for migration matters, has said.

    Douglas Massey, an immigration scholar at Princeton University, said surveys of residents in Mexican migrant towns he has studied for many years found that the number of people making their first trip north had dwindled to near zero.

    "We are at a new point in the history of migration between Mexico and the United States," Massey said in a Mexico City news conference in August hosted by Zenteno.

    Experts in Mexico say the trend is primarily economic. Long-standing back-and-forth migration has been thrown off as the U.S. downturn dried up jobs — in construction and restaurants, for example — that once drew legions of Mexican workers.

    About 12.5 million Mexican immigrants live in the United States, slightly more than half without papers, according to the Pew Hispanic Center.

    These days, Mexicans in the United States have discouraging words for loved ones about prospects for work up north. U.S. contractors who used to recruit in Mexico likewise have little to offer.

    "What stimulates migration is the need for workers," said Genoveva Roldan, a scholar at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. "Right now, the migrant networks are functioning to say, 'Don't come — there's no work.' "

    Immigration from Mexico in fast retreat, data show - Los Angeles Times
     
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    I haven't read their information carefully, but on their face TRAC's claims do not conflict with ICE's:

    - ICE's press release says that 55% of deportees, about 217,000 people, were convicted of felonies or misdemeanors.

    - TRAC's report says that about 15% of people against whom deportation proceedings were initiated, about 226,000 people, had been convicted of felonies or misdemeanors (EDIT: used to say, "were deported", incorrectly).

    Thus, the figures seem to indicate that almost everyone convicted of a crime gets deported fairly quickly, whereas deportation proceedings against people not convicted of crimes are relatively slow or unsuccessful.

    In any event, the issue of criminal records is not pertinent to the actual record claimed in the ICE press release: the number of people, regardless of criminal record, deported in one year.
     
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    Obama's aunt and uncle are still here Illegally.
     
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    Mexicans aren't immigrating to the U.S. in the numbers they used to.

    And it's all Obama's fault!
     
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    Only if you subscribe to the theory he ruined the economy, which you must if you are making this claim, thanks for admitting it.
     

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