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Deportation data won't dispel rumors drawing migrant minors to U.S.
Los Angeles Times ^ | July 6, 2014 | by BRIAN BENNETT

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; border; illegalaliens; invasion

1 posted on 07/06/2014 8:09:57 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Blaming it on Bush. The best way to dispel the rumors are to send them back immediately.


2 posted on 07/06/2014 8:24:00 AM PDT by virgil (The evil that men do lives after them)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Total deportation numbers are up under Obama because they're now counting "turnbacks" as deportations, a turnback being when someone is turned back at the border, for example a car from Mexico.

So Obama is cooking the books here as in healthcare, unemployment, inflation, etc.

3 posted on 07/06/2014 8:27:21 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


4 posted on 07/06/2014 9:30:54 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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