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  • Mexico deports more Central Americans than the United States

    06/18/2015 8:25:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 18, 2015 4:32 PM EDT | Mark Stevenson and Alberto Arce
    Mexico now deports more Central American migrants than the United States, a dramatic shift since the U.S. asked Mexico for help a year ago with a spike in illegal migration, especially among unaccompanied minors. Between October and April, Mexico apprehended 92,889 Central Americans. In the same time period, the United States detained 70,226 “other than Mexican” migrants, the vast majority from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. That was a huge reversal from the same period a year earlier, when the wave of migrants and unaccompanied minors from Central America was building. From October 2013 to April 2014, the United States...
  • Obama lives up to pledge to slow immigrant deportations

    04/29/2015 12:27:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 29, 2015 3:16 PM EDT | Alicia A. Caldwell
    President Barack Obama has failed live up to a campaign promise to push through immigration legislation, but he has met a post-election pledge to slow deportations with or without approval from Congress. Since October, the Homeland Security Department has sent home the fewest immigrants in the country illegally since Obama took office in 2009, according to internal government data obtained by The Associated Press.In fact, with 127,000 removals though the first six months of the government’s fiscal year that started in October, the administration is on track to remove the fewest immigrants since the middle of former President George W....
  • Secure Communities - Monthly Statistics through September 30, 2013 IDENT/IAFIS Interoperability

    04/26/2015 7:51:51 AM PDT · by BraveMan · 1 replies
    ICE ^ | U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement
    1. Executive Summary There were 44,124 alien IDENT matches in September 2013 compared to 47,512 alien IDENT matches in August 2013. In September 2013, SC observed 16,150 LESC Level 1 matches compared to 17,755 LESC Level 1 matches in August 2013. 6,513 aliens identified through use of IDENT/IAFIS interoperability were removed from the country in September 2013. Of these, 2,497 removals were Level 1 convicted criminal aliens. IDENT/IAFIS Interoperability Statistics Secure Communities Monthly Statistics through September 30, 2013. IDENT/IAFIS Interoperability Secure Communities’ use of IDENT/IAFIS interoperability produced over 44,124 alien IDENT matches in September of FY 2013 compared to over...
  • Poll: Yes to more aggressive deportations, no to welfare, citizenship for kids of illegals

    04/07/2015 5:08:02 AM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | APRIL 6, 2015 | PAUL BEDARD
    A new Rasmussen Reports survey released Monday also finds Americans questioning spending tax dollars on government aid provided to illegal immigrants. A huge 83 percent said that anybody should be required to prove that they are "legally allowed" to be in the country before receiving local, state or federal government services.
  • Iran Says Its Guards Were Just Taking Pictures (hmmm)

    07/01/2002 11:10:57 AM PDT · by Dallas · 21 replies · 360+ views
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Two Iranian nationals seen by a New York police officer photographing city landmarks were just tourists nearing the end of their stay in the United States, Iran's mission to the United Nations said on Friday."It was these two guys on Saturday, June 22, taking pictures of themselves in Battery Park" at the southern end of Manhattan, said Mohammad Hossein Nosrat, mission spokesman. The two, who work as security guards at the mission and do not have diplomatic immunity, took 1 minute 40 seconds of videotape of the park and environs, Nosrat said. At that point, a...
  • Norway Just Deported 824 Muslims, Every American Needs To See What Happened Next

    02/28/2015 5:02:59 PM PST · by blueyon · 77 replies
    QPolitical.com ^ | 2/27/15 | ???
    Norway recently made the controversial decision to deport a large amount of Muslims with ties to radical groups. Despite all the liberals in Norway deeming this “racist”, the logical party went ahead with it and the result almost shut down every opposing voice in the government instantly. This is one of the best stories we have eve seen come from such a liberal area of the world. Violent Crime Dropped By 30%
  • What Obama Plan Misses

    11/25/2014 7:47:08 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 8 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 24, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The Constitutional law professor in the White House missed a few key details in his pitch to halt the deportation of several million illegal aliens, according to another law professor. “I thought it was a pretty good speech, except for the facts,” Jay Ting, a law professor at Temple said last Friday in remarks at the Heritage Foundation. For one thing, “Qualified legal immigrants have waited 20 years” to become citizens, Ting observed. Ting served as an attorney in the U. S. Justice Department during the administration of George H. W. Bush. Moreover, “There are those on the other side...
  • Aliens Removed or Returned: Fiscal Years 1993 TO 2013 (Obama lies)

    11/21/2014 8:12:29 AM PST · by Ray76 · 9 replies
    Aliens Removed or Returned: Fiscal Years 1993 TO 2013 Year  Removals 1 Returns 2 Total   1993 42,542 1,243,410 1,285,952     1994 45,674 1,029,107 1,074,781     1995 50,924 1,313,764 1,364,688     1996 69,680 1,573,428 1,643,108     1997 114,432 1,440,684 1,555,116     1998 174,813 1,570,127 1,744,940     1999 183,114 1,574,863 1,757,977     2000 188,467 1,675,876 1,864,343   12,290,905 2001 189,026 1,349,371 1,538,397     2002 165,168 1,012,116 1,177,284     2003 211,098 945,294 1,156,392     2004 240,665 1,166,576 1,407,241     2005 246,431 1,096,920 1,343,351     2006 280,974 1,043,381 1,324,355  ...
  • Norway Says Enough, Deports Record Numbers of Immigrants to Reduce Crime

    11/17/2014 4:26:07 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 31 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 17 November 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    The Norwegian paper The Local reported in September that asylum seekers and illegal immigrants (euphemistically called "persons living in Norway without papers") are over-represented in the country's crime statistics: Asylum seekers and visa-less immigrants in Norway are charged with twice as many crimes per head of population as Norwegians, but still account for a very small proportion of overall criminality, a new report has said. [Emphasis added] The authors of the report from the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI), in the typical, apologetic style of officialdom, felt compelled to add: "This is so little that it has minimal significance...
  • APNewsBreak: US sharply cutting deportations

    09/11/2014 1:54:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 11, 2014 4:02 PM EDT | Alicia A. Caldwell
    President Barack Obama is on pace this year to deport the fewest number of immigrants since at least 2007, even as he has postponed until after Election Day his promised unilateral action that could shield millions more from deportation. According to an analysis of Homeland Security Department figures by The Associated Press, the federal agency responsible for deportations sent home 258,608 immigrants between the start of the budget year last October and July 28 this summer. During the same period a year earlier, it removed 320,167 people—meaning a decrease this year of nearly 20 percent. Over the same period ending...
  • Gov. Brown signs bill to reduce deportations for minor crimes

    07/23/2014 9:54:24 PM PDT · by blueplum · 14 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 21, 2014 7:29pm | Patrick McGreevy
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed into law a measure aimed at reducing deportations of legal immigrants who are convicted of misdemeanors. :snip: The legislation aimed at reducing deportations of noncitizens who are legal residents cuts the maximum possible misdemeanor sentence in California by one day, from one year to 364 days. Under federal immigration law, a felony is a crime punishable by 365 days or more, in which case a noncitizen legal resident can face deportation, according to state Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens). Deportable crimes that carry a maximum one-year sentence include theft, fraud and forgery. "As a...
  • The Deportation Diaspora

    07/08/2014 9:22:35 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 7, 2014 | Jace Gregory
    Obama’s invitations, verbal and non-verbal, to immigrants to come to America illegally are inspiring thousands of people to take a shot at surpassing lax border security. The Center for Immigration Studies reported that by the end of April, the number of deportations of illegal immigrants from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras had declined by 40 percent from the same time last year. border patrol Their data also suggests that despite the increasing number of minors arriving in this country over the past several years, there has been a steady decline in the number of minors (age 17 and under) removed...
  • INGRAHAM: TIME FOR MASS DEPORTATIONS 'BY THE THOUSANDS,' END BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIPS

    07/04/2014 10:20:04 AM PDT · by lbryce · 19 replies
    BreibartTV ^ | July 2, 2014 | Breibart
    On Wednesday’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” conservative talker Laura Ingraham made a bold call on how to confront problem of immigration in the United States, in particular regarding the flow of illegal aliens through the U.S. southern border. Ingraham laid out her plan to host Bill O’Reilly, which included mass deportations, cutting off of foreign aid to offending nations and the end of the “anchor baby” phenomenon which some say has been caused by birthright citizenship. Partial transcript as follows
  • DHS, Dems to Huddle on Deportations

    05/25/2014 3:50:00 PM PDT · by kristinn · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sunday, May 25, 2014 | Mike Lillis
    Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson will huddle with House Democrats next month in a meeting that's sure to focus on potential changes to President Obama’s controversial deportation policies. Obama has asked Johnson to examine ways the agency can implement those policies “more humanely,” and many Democrats are pressing the administration to scale back deportations in the name of keeping immigrant families intact. The June 10 gathering – a “meet and greet” breakfast with Johnson and Democrats on the House Homeland Security Committee – is being framed as an opportunity for members to sit down for the first time...
  • llegals Visit Capitol Hill, Demand Amnesty Through Executive Orders (Included "Queer Organizer")

    05/10/2014 12:14:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    CNS News ^ | May 9, 2014 | Penny Starr
    Six people who are in the United States illegally joined an immigration attorney (Skype image on the wall) to discuss the recommendations made by the group #Not1More that would provide amnesty to millions. To mark May Day last week, Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) invited people who are in the country illegally to Capitol Hill where they released a list of executive orders they believe President Barack Obama should put in place, including stopping all deportations and bringing back deportees who have family here. At the event, held in the Canon Office Building, seven people who are part of a “Blue...
  • Biden Jumps the Gun: We're Going to Stop Deportations

    05/03/2014 11:16:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/3/14 | Tony Lee
    On Saturday, Vice President Joe Biden may have prematurely announced the Obama administration's plans to formally stop even more deportations. Biden, who has said that he believes illegal immigrants are already American citizens, was advocating for amnesty for all of the country's illegal immigrants at a South Florida college (Miami Dade) when someone in the audience reportedly shouted, "Stop deportations!" According to the Associated Press, the vice president, who is a potential 2016 presidential candidate and has made no secret about wanting to court the Democrat party's liberal base, replied, "We'll do that, too, kid, but let me finish my...
  • DHS Head: Changes To Immigration Enforcement Potentially Coming ‘Pretty Soon’ (Deportations to stop)

    04/27/2014 12:58:07 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4/27/14 | Pierre Thomas, Mike Levine, Jack Date, and Jack Cloherty
    The Obama administration will announce “pretty soon” how it plans to remodel enforcement of the nation’s immigration laws and potentially “realign” deportation policies, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told ABC News in an exclusive interview. This comes a month after President Obama asked Johnson to “conduct a review of practices” to ensure “we are carrying out these policies in the most humane way possible,” as a White House spokesman put it at the time. In an interview with ABC News’ Pierre Thomas for “This Week,” Johnson said the enforcement of immigration laws “needs to comport with American values.” “One of...
  • U.S. Mulls Curbing Deportations

    04/21/2014 12:47:07 PM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    AP ^ | April 21, 2014 | Erica Werner
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is weighing limiting deportations of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally who don't have serious criminal records, according to two people with knowledge of his deliberations. The change, if adopted following an ongoing review ordered by President Barack Obama, could shield tens of thousands of immigrants now removed each year solely because they committed repeat immigration violations, such as re-entering the country illegally after been deported, failing to comply with a deportation order or missing an immigration court date. However, it would fall short of the sweeping changes sought by activists. They want Obama to...
  • MILLIONAIRES NEED YOUR HELP!... Ann Coulter

    04/03/2014 12:01:16 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 34 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 2 Apr 2014 | Ann Coulter
    Last Sunday, The New York Times published a front-page article about the heartfelt need of California farmers for more illegal aliens. The first tip-off that heinous public policy ideas were coming was that the Times introduced farmer Chuck Herrin, owner of a farm-labor contracting company, as a "lifelong Republican." That's Times-speak for "liberal." Herrin admitted that he employs a lot of illegal aliens and bitterly complained that they lived in fear of "Border Patrol and deportations." (But, apparently, he doesn't live in fear of admitting he's violating our immigration laws.) Sorry that running a country inconveniences you, Chuck. He said...
  • Sessions Report Demolishes Obama 'Deporter In Chief' Myth

    03/26/2014 11:37:09 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 25, 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Fully 98 percent of individuals deported from the United States in 2013 were either criminals, apprehended while illegally crossing the border, or had been previously deported, according to a new analysis from Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL). The three-page document, labeled a “Critical Alert” by the senator’s office, found three executive actions by President Barack Obama providing amnesty to groups of illegal aliens meant that virtually no one who did not meet other criteria beyond simply being in the country illegal was deported. “The evidence reveals that the Administration has carried out a dramatic nullification of...
  • Obama blames Congress for deportations

    03/07/2014 9:08:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    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. …
  • LA mayor in Mexico: Obama should cut deportations

    03/05/2014 5:50:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 5, 2014 8:29 PM EST
    U.S. President Barack Obama should cut deportations of migrants and focus resources on the 2 million people in the U.S. who are eligible to become citizens, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday during a visit to Mexico’s capital. Garcetti, on his first foreign trip since taking office in July, said he supports Obama on immigration reform but said families and communities have been divided by the president’s policy of deportations, which have totaled nearly 2 million since Obama took office. …
  • 20 convicted undocumented immigrants arrested after operation in Madison

    02/04/2014 12:45:42 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 13 replies
    /badgerherald ^ | Feb 4, 2014 | Kaity Moquet
    A large group of undocumented immigrants convicted of criminal charges were arrested in Madison after a two-day targeted operation by a Milwaukee branch of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which ended Saturday. The Enforcement and Removal Operations-Milwaukee Fugitive Operations Team arrested 20 people on an array of charges following the investigation, according to a statement released Monday. “The 20 arrested criminal aliens have convictions on the following charges: armed robbery, felon possessing a firearm, drug possession, battery, domestic abuse, using a dangerous weapon, theft, manufacturing/delivering cocaine and multiple violations for driving under the influence,” a release from the U.S....
  • Pelosi calls for Obama to halt deportations

    12/16/2013 9:33:15 AM PST · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 16, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi privately has urged the Obama administration to halt deportations for some illegal immigrants, saying that President Obama needs to use more “discretion” to reduce the number of people he’s kicking out of the country. In an interview with Telemundo over the weekend, Mrs. Pelosi said that just being in the country illegally is not enough of a reason to be deported, and she said illegal immigrants must have something more serious on their records. “Our view of the law is that it — if somebody is here without sufficient documentation, that is not reason for...
  • Dem: Obama should consider stopping all deportations of illegal immigrants

    10/26/2013 3:31:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 25, 2013 | Justin Sink
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)President Obama "has the responsibility" to stop deportations of illegal immigrants if Congress proves unable to pass a comprehensive immigration bill, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) argued in an interview published Friday. "There are devastating effects if the Congress of the United States cannot enact comprehensive immigration reform – then the president of the United States has the responsibility to act to defend those immigrants which he says he wants to provide safety and justice for," Gutierrez told Salon. In 2012, the Obama administration announced it would stop deporting some illegal immigrants who entered the United States as children under certain...
  • Activists Block Bus In Protest Near San Francisco Immigration Office

    10/18/2013 4:00:06 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 15 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | 18 Oct 2013
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Dozens of protesters surrounded a bus believed to be filled with immigrants slated for deportation at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in San Francisco, a protest organizer said Thursday. The protesters included dozens of undocumented immigrants and immigrants’ rights advocates who rallied for the expansion of a national movement to pressure President Barack Obama to halt immigrant deportations, according to Jon Rodney, a spokesman for the California Immigrant Policy Center. “We are not going to wait for Congress anymore. We are not going to wait for Obama. This is a humanitarian crisis, two...
  • Report: Government vastly overstating immigration enforcement [Shocking -- NOT!]

    01/04/2012 11:56:31 AM PST · by Fractal Trader · 11 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 4 January 2011 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    This is remarkable. A just released Syracuse university study indicates that the government is overstating its enforcement of the immigration laws by a staggering amount. According to TRAC, Syracuse’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) has overstated the number of immigration law violators apprehended by a 5:1 ratio. And that’s the good news. Deportations were overstated by 24:1 and detentions by 34:1. TRAC says that ICE has represented, not only in press releases but in congressional testimony, that in 2005 it apprehended 102,034. The records it produced, however, show only 21,339. It further claimed 166,075...
  • Gutierrez: 'I Want to Thank' Obama for Bypassing Congress to Cancel Deportation of Illegals

    09/15/2011 8:08:44 AM PDT · by Justaham · 29 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 9-15-11
    Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) thanked President Obama for circumventing the Legislative branch when it comes to immigration law. Title 8 Section 1325 of the U.S. Code makes it a federal crime to be in the United States illegally. Nevertheless, the Obama administration in August directed federal immigration officials to use "prosecutorial discretion" in deciding which illegal aliens to detain and deport. “We had a president of the United States that recently was speaking at National Council of La Raza who said during his speech, ‘There are those who simply wish me to bypass Congress when it comes to immigration,’ and...
  • All In The President's Illegal Family

    08/31/2011 5:29:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 31, 2011 | Staff
    Leadership: With two relatives having successfully defied deportation orders, President Obama needs to explain once again his relaxation and disregard of the immigration laws he swore to uphold and enforce. We are great believers in individual responsibility, and certainly other presidents have had relatives with less-than-stellar reputations. Jimmy Carter had his brother Billy, and Bill Clinton had his brother Roger. They were responsible for their own actions and idiosyncrasies. But presidents are responsible for upholding the nation's laws, even if they are violated by presidential relatives. On Aug. 24, President Obama's uncle Omar Onyango was arrested by Framingham, Mass., police...
  • New DHS rules cancel deportations

    08/18/2011 1:39:50 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    WaPo ^ | 08-18-2011 | By Stephen Dinan
    The Homeland Security Department said Thursday it will halt deportation proceedings on a case-by-case basis against illegal immigrants who meet certain criteria such as attending school, having family in the military or are primarily responsible for other family members’ care. The move, announced in letters to Congress, comes after Hispanic activists and Democrats had urged President Obama to exempt broad swaths of illegal immigrants from deportation while Congress wrestles with the issue. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said her department and the Justice Department will review all ongoing cases and see who meets the new criteria on a case-by-case basis....
  • Drunken driving, traffic crime deportations way up

    07/22/2011 11:41:37 AM PDT · by worst-case scenario · 12 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | July 22 2011 | Suzanne Gamboa, AP
    WASHINGTON -- Huge increases in deportations of people after they were arrested for breaking traffic or immigration laws or driving drunk helped the Obama administration set a record last year for the number of criminal immigrants forced to leave the country, documents show. The U.S. deported nearly 393,000 people in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, half of whom were considered criminals. Of those, 27,635 had been arrested for drunken driving, more than double the 10,851 deported after drunken driving arrests in 2008, the last full year of the Bush administration, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement data provided...
  • Allied diplomats pressed Pope Pius to be silent on Nazi deportations

    05/20/2011 9:49:27 PM PDT · by bronxville · 40 replies
    CNS ^ | May 20th, 2011 | Staff
    MANCHESTER, England (CNS) -- U.S. and British diplomats discussed exerting pressure on Pope Pius XII to be silent about the Nazi deportations of Hungarian Jews, according to newly discovered documentation. The British feared that the wartime pope might make a "radio appeal on behalf of the Jews in Hungary" and that in the course of his broadcast would "also criticize what the Russians are doing in occupied territory." Sir Francis D'Arcy Osborne, the British ambassador to the Vatican, told an American diplomat that "something should be done to prevail upon the pope not to do this as it will have...
  • States Rebel Over Deportations

    05/13/2011 8:11:34 PM PDT · by Palter · 17 replies
    WSJ ^ | 14 May 2011 | MIRIAM JORDAN
    Lawmakers and law-enforcement officials in several states are turning against a mandatory federal program that is a cornerstone of the Obama administration's immigration policy. The Secure Communities initiative is designed to spot and deport illegal immigrants who have been convicted of crimes. Under the program, fingerprints of people booked into a jail are transmitted to a database reviewed by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. If found to be in the U.S. illegally, they can face deportation. Recently, such states as Massachusetts, New York, Illinois and California have raised objections to the program's real-world effects: Although designed to remove criminals...
  • Facebook faces accusation of facilitating Israel invasion

    04/01/2011 6:52:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 1, 2011 | Bob Unruh
    Larry Klayman, founder of Freedom Watch, has announced that he has launched a lawsuit against Facebook and its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, for allegedly facilitating jihad against Israel. It seeks damages of up to $1 billion. WND reported earlier this week on strategies that were being developed on Facebook pages for thousands of people worldwide to "return" to the original homes of their families in "Palestine" on May 15. It was explained in an in-depth report by L. Barkan, a research fellow at the Middle East Media Research Institute, which monitors and analyzes media reports throughout the Middle East. He reported...
  • Obama rules out back-door legalization of immigrants (the rookie Hussein on Univision)

    03/28/2011 11:48:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/28/11 | Stephen Dinan
    Obama rules out back-door legalization of immigrantsBy Stephen Dinan The Washington Times 5:38 p.m., Monday, March 28, 2011 President Obama said Monday that he does not have the power to suspend deportations, putting the nail in a plan some administration officials had explored that could have granted de-facto legal status to hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants. **SNIP** The answer came in response to a videotaped question from a girl who held up a deportation order document and asked why students were still receiving those, even though many lawmakers and Mr. Obama himself believe they should be granted legal status....
  • US announces record deportations

    01/31/2011 7:57:18 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/31/11 | AFP
    EL PASO, Texas (AFP) – The United States deported more illegal immigrants than ever before during the first two years of President Barack Obama's administration, his government said Monday. "In both fiscal years 2009 and 2010, Immigration and Customs Enforcement removed more illegal immigrants from our country than ever before, with more than 779,000 removals nationwide in the last two years," Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said. The Obama administration must prove it is tough on illegal immigrants and can secure the country's porous borders if it is to stand a chance of passing a comprehensive overhaul of America's tattered...
  • Obama quietly filling major U.S. cities with amnestied illegal aliens

    11/22/2010 10:24:42 AM PST · by La Lydia · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Examiner ^ | November 22, 2010 | Dave Gibson
    On Tuesday, the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University released a report which examined the number of case dismissals in immigration courts across the nation. The report found the following results: Houston dismissals grew from 10 percent in FY 2009 to 20 percent in FY 2010; In 2010 Los Angeles dismissals were up 11 percent from 2009, with 27 percent of illegal alien defendants going free; Both Miami and New York saw increases in case dismissals from 2009 to 24 percent and 11 percent, respectively. As has been rumored for some time, the Obama administration has started a ‘backdoor...
  • Immigration Agency Ends Some Deportations

    08/26/2010 7:31:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    NYT ^ | 8/26/10 | Julia Preston
    Immigration enforcement officials have started to cancel the deportations of thousands of immigrants they have detained, a policy they said would pare huge case backlogs in the immigration courts. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said the new approach was part of a broad shift in priorities at the agency, to focus its efforts on catching and deporting immigrants who have been convicted of crimes or pose a national security threat. The policy — announced in an Aug. 20 memorandum from John Morton, the head of the agency — drew praise from immigrant advocates, who called it a common-sense strategy, and...
  • Phoenix customs office led nation in deportations in '09

    04/04/2010 4:22:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies · 644+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Lauren Adams
    For most of the last decade, the Phoenix office of U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement has led the country in deportations. In 2009, the office removed more than 81,000 illegal immigrants from the state of Arizona alone. In second place was the San Antonio office, which removed nearly 58,000 illegal immigrants. The Phoenix office, part of ICE's Office of Detention and Removal Operations, has sub-offices in Tucson and Yuma, and detention centers in Eloy and Florence. "We get a lot of people who get moved to Arizona from California," said Vincent Picard, the ICE spokesman in Phoenix. The cost of...
  • Immigrant groups say deportations up under Obama

    03/08/2010 1:29:31 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 219+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/8/10 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – Immigration rights activists said Monday that deportations have jumped nearly 50 percent under President Barack Obama despite a pledge by the president for a more compassionate immigration policy. A total of 387,790 people were deported from the United States in 2009, up from 264,503 under the administration of President George W. Bush, according to government figures cited by the Fair Immigration Reform Movement, a coalition of several organizations. "We are asking President Obama for an immediate halt to deportations and to show leadership to advance immigration reform," said Angelica Salas, executive director of the Coalition for Humane...
  • The French Rooster Fights Back, Recovers His Balls

    10/28/2009 9:40:07 AM PDT · by .454Puma · 7 replies · 1,003+ views
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | 10/28/09 | Transsylvania Phoenix
    France deports Muslims, launches national pride campaign in battle against Islamic fundamentalism
  • 1,300 immigrants deported by feds

    10/04/2007 4:14:36 AM PDT · by Man50D · 19 replies · 559+ views
    Daily Newss ^ | October 3, 2007 | Rachel Uranga
    In what federal authorities are calling the largest sweep of criminal and fugitive immigrants, federal agents over the past two weeks have arrested more than 1,300 Southland immigrants in their homes, in jails and at work, officials announced Wednesday. As part of a stepped-up national crackdown on illegal immigrants, five teams of Immigration and Custom Enforcement agents raided homes in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties from Sept. 19 through Tuesday. Some arrests were easy, while others involved agents peering into clothes dryers or squeezing deep into crawl spaces to find hidden suspects. Most of those arrested...
  • Callers support Irving's deportation policy

    10/01/2007 12:57:55 PM PDT · by Man50D · 12 replies · 159+ views
    DallasNews ^ | September 28, 2007 | Brandon Formby
    The phone calls started pouring in at Irving City Hall on Thursday morning. They were prompted by activists who implored a crowd of more than 1,000 people at a rally Wednesday night to call for an end to a program that turns over arrested illegal immigrants to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. But most callers weren't asking for an end to the program – they were voicing their support. "It was ringing over and over, and by far, the biggest percent was in favor," City Secretary Janice Carroll said Thursday afternoon. Irving police last year began using what's called the 24/7...
  • Raids target immigrants ordered to leave U.S.

    07/03/2007 12:52:34 AM PDT · by SoldierMedic · 23 replies · 668+ views
    Seattle's fugitive-operations team, launched in April 2004, is one of 61 across the country. One was started in Portland last fall, and one will be in place in Yakima by September. Their list includes some 9,000 fugitives scattered across Washington, Oregon and Alaska. Some of these immigrants come to the attention of authorities when their illegal immigration status is discovered, either in a workplace raid or some other encounter. Others break the law. They become fugitives after failing to show up at an immigration hearing, or going on the lam after a judge orders them removed. In a weeklong operation...
  • Taking a stand against anti-immigration folly (Re: The Sanctuary Movement..Barf Alert!!)

    06/22/2007 2:35:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies · 661+ views
    The New York Daily News ^ | June 21, 2007 | Albor Ruiz
    Fear, persecution, prejudice, families divided. This is the reality of thousands of immigrants - legal or not - who left behind country, culture and friends to search for the American Dream. But more and more Americans are repelled by the harsh tactics being used against them - and are raising their voices. "A lot of children have been brutally separated from their families," said the Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper, the senior minister of Judson Memorial Church in Greenwich Village. "This is un-American; family values don't stop at the Rio Grande." She is one of the founders of the New Sanctuary...
  • Deportations Rising

    02/14/2007 11:29:41 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 8 replies · 572+ views
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ^ | Thursday, February 15, 2007
    Deportations by Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and predecessor agencies: Fiscal Year Deportations2002 116,154 2003 145,935 2004 162,014 2005 131,579 2006 186,000 Daily average number of individuals in detention by Immigration and Customs Enforcement: Fiscal Year In Detention2002 20,282 2003 21,133 2004 22,812 2005 19,718 Notes: The fiscal year ends Sept. 30. Full figures for 2006 were not available, but in September 2006, the daily average in detention was 27,521. SOURCE: Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
  • Collateral Damage In The Immigration War

    01/19/2007 2:31:09 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 56 replies · 1,294+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | January 19, 2007 | Linda Chavez
    Imagine you've just given a year and a half of your life to serving your country in Iraq and come home to find that your pregnant wife and your toddler daughter have been forced to leave the United States and now the government won't let them back in. You sit at home waiting, but no one can give you answers when or if they will be allowed to return. You wait five months, long enough for your new baby to be born in a foreign country. But still, no one can give you answers. That is what Aaron Thorsted of...
  • What Do We Do With Millions of Illegal Aliens ?

    09/01/2006 6:01:08 PM PDT · by genefromjersey · 12 replies · 261+ views
    The Inside Straight ^ | 09/01/06 | vanity
    With several million illegals in the country,we need to take action - but carefully ! Some ideas have surfaced.
  • Latvia: Still Haunted By Soviet Past

    08/17/2006 10:32:02 AM PDT · by sergey1973 · 15 replies · 607+ views
    RFERL ^ | August 16, 2006 | Claire Bigg
    RIGA, August 16, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- August 21 marks the 15th anniversary of Latvia declaring full independence from the Soviet Union, after the failed coup attempt in Moscow a few days earlier. Since then Latvia has gone from strength to strength, joining the European Union and NATO in 2004. "June 17, 1940, the Soviets came in, and in 1941, the Germans came in and pushed back the Soviets," says Oskars Gruzins, a young guide at the Museum of Occupation in the heart of old Riga, as he shows tourists a large map of Latvia. "After the Germans were defeated, the...
  • Neighbors panicky in aftermath of ICE sweeps (San Diego)

    06/10/2006 8:29:20 AM PDT · by Rick Deckard · 72 replies · 1,863+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 6-10-09 | Leslie Berestein
    An eerie quiet has descended over the past week on Fulton Street, a stretch of weather-beaten apartment buildings in eastern Linda Vista that is home to a large number of recent immigrants, some of them legal residents, others not. Some people have skipped work. Others have skipped doctor appointments. Children are walking to school more frequently by themselves, neighbors say, because their parents are afraid to accompany them outside. “Today the migra was here,” explained Jose Cardenas, 30, one of those here legally, on a gray afternoon this week when the sidewalks were empty and the street deserted save for...