At a time when the media tout President Obama as the “deporter-in-chief,” how can it be that organizations like FAIR complain he’s the same chief executive that’s been dismantling most of our interior immigration enforcement methods and programs?
1) The Administration gamed the numbers to inflate “deportations” for political reasons.
2) The numbers of actual deportations are in fact plummeting.
The Administration is now sending signals that it will further illegally abandon enforcement of residency and immigration rules in advance of the 2014 elections. The leaks seem to suggest the Administration will stop enforcing laws against aliens who have repeatedly thumbed their noses at our immigration system – aliens who have re-entered after deportation, failed to attend court hearings or failed to respect a court order to depart the country. Other rumors suggest the DHS will just stop enforcing immigration laws with respect to parents of U.S. citizens and parents of “DACA” recipients.
The media are reporting that somehow this rampant lapse in governmental responsibility still won’t satisfy the unreasoning demands of the Administration’s base; a base that just wants all immigration laws suspended, as if that wasn’t an extreme position.
If Jeh Johnson, head of DHS, further restrains the operations of his agency in carrying out the law of this land, Congress must respond and re-assert its role in setting immigration rules that are enforced! Anything less is a betrayal of American sovereignty and the American people.