Skip to comments.Report: Deportations hit record number (400,000 illegals last year)
Posted on 07/22/2011 8:25:22 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
The Obama administration deported nearly 400,000 people last year a record with the number driven up by those tossed out for traffic violations and drunken driving, according to a report on Friday.
The focus on ousting those with relatively minor offenses raises questions about whether the administration has lived up to its promise to focus on deporting the most dangerous offenders, the Associated Press says.
During the fiscal year that ended in Sept. 30, 393,000 people were deported, and half of those were considered criminals. Of the criminal deportations, 7 percent were based on traffic violations, 23 percent were drug violations and 14 percent were drunken driving violations, according to an analysis by the AP.
President Obama has said that his administrations enforcement policy seeks to target the worst of the worst and not individuals who have come to the country to work, but the large number of people who were deported after having committed minor crimes challenges that idea, the report said.
Administration officials disputed the findings, saying that it is difficult to capture the increase in arrests of dangerous criminals because they are currently in jail in the U.S. and have not been deported, which means they are not reflected in current deportation statistics.
The more serious offenders are still in prison, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told the AP. Were not going to see them reflected in the numbers until we can begin to remove them.
The increase in deportations comes against the background of stalled immigration reforms legislation in Congress and an effort by both parties to reach out to a burgeoning group of Latino voters, which make up a key constituency in several key swing states and are expected to have even more political clout in coming decades.
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And 387,000 are back.
BS...they order the deportations, but there’s no enforcement...the border is still wide open and illegals might as well build a revolving door.
More Fun with Numbers by the commie ‘RATS. I’m not buying it.
The flip side is no matter what the Administration tells you about safest borders ever, the cartels are operating inside the U.S. They are growing pot in the national forests, trafficking guns south (with some ATF help), transshipping drugs around the U.S., and even moving drugs through the U.S. to Canada.
They came back the next day and brought their families with em.
Weird how that part gets left out.
Oh yeah, Obama’s campaigning.
Oh, I’m SO impressed, this equates to about one out every fifty!
The numbers are far TOO LOW!
Recent Omombie statements indicate the numbers will drop under his new mandate that “only the worst” will be deported from now on.
I don’t believe a single statistic that comes from this administration.
How about they get back to us when they’ve deported fifteen million or so?
The biggest lie! These people are not being deported from Minneapolis or Kansas city or rural North Carolina.
95% of these "deportations" are from the border zone.
I don’t believe this for one second.
And 387,000 are back.
Maybe 1000 are back; each one entered and was deported 400 times.
The DNC are running ads on the east coast asking for hispanics to vote for Obama.
The dems sure have that logic thing down pat. /s
They are sent off with the admonition: "And don't come back unless you have at least two friends with you".
And 800,000 walked freely across the border.
Washington state canceled the driver’s license of a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who is now known as an Illegal Beaner
12,000,000 illegals in the US (estimated)
400,000 deported last year
387,000 came back
11,987,000 left to go
At that run rate, we’ll have them all gone in just over 922 years. Now THAT is some progress. (is a sarc tag really needed?)
He is actually a Filipino.
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