Skip to comments.High deportation figures are misleading (flashback April 2014)
Posted on 07/03/2014 1:46:14 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
WASHINGTON Immigration activists have sharply criticized President Obama for a rising volume of deportations, labeling him the "deporter in chief" and staging large protests that have harmed his standing with some Latinos, a key group of voters for Democrats.
But the portrait of a steadily increasing number of deportations rests on statistics that conceal almost as much as they disclose. A closer examination shows that immigrants living illegally in most of the continental U.S. are less likely to be deported today than before Obama came to office, according to immigration data.
Expulsions of people who are settled and working in the United States have fallen steadily since his first year in office, and are down more than 40% since 2009.
On the other side of the ledger, the number of people deported at or near the border has gone up primarily as a result of changing who gets counted in the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency's deportation statistics.
The vast majority of those border crossers would not have been treated as formal deportations under most previous administrations. If all removals were tallied, the total sent back to Mexico each year would have been far higher under those previous administrations than it is now. . .
(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
Anything coming out of this administration is MISLEADING! ! ! !
Bob Beckle brought this up yesterday on the 5. Eric Bolling shot him down...
Not “misleading”. They are LIES from the LIAR in chief!