Skip to comments.Obama blames Congress for deportations
Posted on 03/07/2014 9:08:08 AM PST by Olog-hai
US President Barack Obama on Thursday said he was powerless to stop mass expulsions of illegal immigrants, which prompted one Latino advocacy group to brand him deporter in chief.
The president said Congress was requiring him to enforce existing immigration laws while balking at passing a comprehensive bill that would offer illegal immigrants a path to citizenship.
I am constrained in terms of what I am able to do, Obama said.
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Make that January of last year.
Oh, NOW, he’s constrained?! What happened to his phone and pen?
Impeach Soetoro-Obama for attempting to provide Amnesty for millions of Illegal Alien Invaders from Mexico, and their offspring.
Wait, wait, wait!!!
The liberals are always crowing about how many more deportations have been occurring under their King’s watch....and now....he wants to say it’s because of Congress?
Pen ran out of dragon’s blood or something. Phone got hacked by Russians or Chinese or one of those unfriendly nations . . .
The number of deportations resulting from interior enforcement by ICE declined by 19 percent from 2011 to 2012, and is on track to decline another 22 percent in 2013.
In 2012, the year the Obama administration claimed to break enforcement records, more than one-half of removals attributed to ICE were the result of Border Patrol arrests that would never have been counted as a removal in prior years. In 2008, under the Bush administration, only one-third of removals were from Border Patrol arrests.
Total deportations in 2011, the latest year for which complete numbers are available, numbered 715,495 the lowest level since 1973. The highest number of deportations on record was in 2000, under the Clinton administration, when 1,864,343 aliens were deported.
What a totally stupid thing to say about our Congress.
We all know this before it would be spoken. He should be called “O’Blameless”
Don’t worry Hussein, sob-queen Boehner is gearing up to help you acheive your dream of Mexico-Merger.
president said Congress was requiring him to enforce existing immigration laws while balking at passing a comprehensive bill that would offer illegal immigrants a path to citizenship.
The game being played. What deportations. lol
The sad thing is the morons in his audience will believe every single word that spews out of this liar’s mouth.
I'd LIKE to think congress could take credit, but Hussein is much to generous.
The oath ended with “so help me God”; ironically, upon Justice Roberts’ prompting. If Obama thinks that God isn’t going to hold him accountable, he’s got another think coming.