Where Are All the Deportations?

Where Are All the Deportations?

“Illegal-alien activists and their allies in Washington have staged vigils, occupied busy intersections and chained themselves to jailhouse fences in a coordinated campaign to persuade President Obama to declare an end to deportations, which they say have reached record levels under his administration,” says CIS’ Jessica Vaughan at the Washington Times.

“According to the federal government office that compiles and publishes immigration statistics, the Obama administration actually has the lowest number of deportations, and lowest average annual number of deportations since the Nixon administration.”

Children Used As Shield Against Deportation

“In fiscal 2012, an estimated 150,000 U.S.-citizen children had a parent deported, according to a study by Human Impact Partners, a health advocacy group,” the Washington Post writes.

“Those who oppose amnesty for illegal immigrants say these are the consequences of illegal activity. Ira Mehlman, spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, said that committing any kind of crime has ramifications for families and that immigration violations should not be exceptions.”

“’Children should not be used as human shields,’ Mehlman said. ‘Just because you have kids does not mean that they should shield you from the consequences of your own actions, which is knowingly violating the laws of the United States.’”

ICE Defends Against Charges It Helps Smugglers

“The head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement defended the role of federal agents in transporting illegal immigrant children after a federal judge complained they were hand-delivering smuggled kids to parents in the United States,” FoxNews.com writes.

“’While the court’s comments did not relate specifically to ICE, it is clear that the transportation of unaccompanied children (UAC) by ICE personnel is appropriate and legal,’ acting Director John Sandweg wrote in a brief email obtained by FoxNews.com.

“The email was sent Monday and addressed to ‘all ICE employees.'”


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Dan is the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)'s President after joining the organization in 1982. He has testified more than 50 times before Congress, and been cited in the media as "America's best-known immigration reformer." Dan has appeared on virtually every significant TV and radio news/talk program in America and, in addition to being a contributing editor to ImmigrationReform.com, has contributed commentaries to a vast number of print media outlets.


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    US citizens commit crimes and are imprisoned. Illegals commit crimes (illegal entry, false documentation, false or stolen identity) and are just sent home. Also, when US citizens are sent to jail or prison, their families are divided and separated. When illegals are repatriated (which is what deportation really is – being returned to one’s homeland), they do not have to be separated from their families, because their families are free to join them.

    not a bad punishment – to just be “sent home!”

    think about it

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    Gee, you mean most of the American media is just a copy of the Soviet style Pravda when it comes to reporting actual deportation numbers, just repeating the line the government feeds them? This president said it HIMSELF a couple years ago to a group of Hispanic journalists. He was asked about the so called record deportations and he called those numbers “a little deceptive” because they included what were basically 48 hour turnarounds at the border. No one really thinks a border turnaround is a deportation in the sense it’s supposed to mean.

    He ADMITS they’re phony numbers and our media still buys the propaganda. Interior enforcement is way down, because in Nancy Pelosi’s words, “our view” is that it doesn’t matter if you don’t have documents to be here.