Skip to comments.Deportation data won't dispel rumors drawing migrant minors to U.S.
Posted on 07/06/2014 8:09:57 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
President Obama and his aides have repeatedly sought to dispel the rumors driving thousands of children and teens from Central America to cross the U.S. border each month with the expectation they will be given a permiso and allowed to stay.
But under the Obama administration, those reports have proved increasingly true.
The number of immigrants under 18 who were deported or turned away at ports of entry fell from 8,143 in 2008, the last year of the George W. Bush administration, to 1,669 last year, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement data released under a Freedom of Information Act request.
Obama administration officials deny that lenient policies including a 2012 program that allowed immigrants who had entered the country illegally as minors before June 2007 to apply for deportation deferrals have encouraged the sudden surge.
They instead blame a 2008 law signed by Bush that made it nearly impossible to repatriate unaccompanied minors to Central America without letting them appear before an immigration judge.
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Blaming it on Bush. The best way to dispel the rumors are to send them back immediately.
So Obama is cooking the books here as in healthcare, unemployment, inflation, etc.
Yup. The good news for Obama is, this is all Bush’s fault. The ‘immigrants’ held off for 6 years until conditions were just right to sneak across the border and take advantage of the obscure 2008 law. Obama’s hands are tied. He must take them in and find foster homes for the poor ‘immigrant’ children until a judge can be found to determine a permanent solution.
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