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Obama administration ‘cooking the books’ on deportation numbers
Hot Air ^ | August 25, 2012 | Howard Portnoy

Posted on 08/25/2012 7:43:52 PM PDT by kathsua

The news should come as no surprise considering it centers on an administration that double-counts $716 billion in order to claim that the Obamacare extends the solvency of Medicare while looting the entitlement’s trust fund. The Daily Caller reports:

Internal documents obtained by the House Judiciary Committee show that the Obama administration has been ‘cooking the books’ in order to reach their ‘record’ number of deported illegal immigrants, chairman Rep. Lamar Smith said Friday.

Based on the internal U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) documents, the number of removals are actually down, the opposite of what the administration has been claiming.

This latest “fun with math” on the administration’s part artificially inflates the number of deportations by counting individuals “removed” from U.S. soil through the Alien Transfer Exit Program (ATEP). ATEP is a program that moves apprehended illegal immigrants to another point along the border, sometimes as much as a thousand miles from where they crossed. The object is to discourage deportees from instantly re-trying a border crossing. The measure is also designed to create a hardship for them that will serve as a deterrent to them and others contemplating sneaking across the border.

Of the administration latest ploy, Smith said in a statement:

It is dishonest to count illegal immigrants apprehended by the Border Patrol along the border as ICE removals. And these ‘removals’ from the Border Patrol program do not subject the illegal immigrant to any penalties or bars for returning to the U.S. This means a single illegal immigrant can show up at the border and be removed numerous times in a single year—and counted each time as a removal.

The DC goes on to note that given this new information, the committee’s Republican majority subtracted the ATEP removals from ICE’s deportation totals. The result is that the estimated 397,000 deportations for 2011 becomes approximately 360,000, and the 2012 removals to date drop from about 334,000 to an estimated 263,000.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; atep; deportation; immigration; obama
We shouldn't be surprised that Obama is lying. He knows the liberal media will blindly repeat everything he says.

the only people who know he's lying are those who get their news from the web.

1 posted on 08/25/2012 7:43:56 PM PDT by kathsua
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2 posted on 08/25/2012 7:53:52 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: kathsua

Once ROMNEY/RYAN get in the White House and start looking over the ‘books’ I feel certain they are going to find all type of dirt the thugs have done...

NOTHING WILL SURPRISE ME.


3 posted on 08/25/2012 7:59:42 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: kathsua

Yes, but will R&R have the berries to prosecute all the cases they’ll have lined up in the first 10 days after inauguration?

We know the GOP has no stones. Romney hasn’t shown much in the way of “fire in the belly” either, so I’m not getting my hopes up.

Still ... there will be SO MANY crimes worth prosecuting once Obummer finally gets out of our lives.


4 posted on 08/25/2012 8:10:47 PM PDT by DNME (Tired of being polite about it? Time for action? Bring back the Sons of Liberty!)
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To: kathsua

I don’t pay much attention to this “Portnoy” guy.

He’s always got some kind of complaint.


5 posted on 08/25/2012 8:47:54 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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