Skip to comments.Unusual methods helped ICE break deportation record, e-mails and interviews show
Posted on 12/06/2010 9:48:03 PM PST by Nachum
For much of this year, the Obama administration touted its tougher-than-ever approach to immigration enforcement, culminating in a record number of deportations.
But in reaching 392,862 deportations, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement included more than 19,000 immigrants who had exited the previous fiscal year, according to agency statistics. ICE also ran a Mexican repatriation program five weeks longer than ever before, allowing the agency to count at least 6,500 exits that, without the program, would normally have been tallied by the U.S. Border Patrol.
When ICE officials realized in the final weeks of the fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30, that the agency still was in jeopardy of falling short of last year's mark, it scrambled to reach the goal. Officials quietly directed immigration officers to bypass backlogged immigration courts and time-consuming deportation hearings whenever possible, internal e-mails and interviews show.
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“... 19,000 immigrants who had exited the previous fiscal year, according to agency statistics.”
You almost can hear Obama saying “oh man, we could have used those 38,000 votes.”
Strange how ICE can never be found at a Raza meeting, or a protest parade.