Obama’s Record of Dismantling Immigration Enforcement

Obama_Chesh_2Since taking office in 2009, President Obama has set his sights on granting mass amnesty for the entire illegal alien population. Despite overwhelming opposition from the American people, the President began his second term by teaming up with the Senate Gang of Eight to try to ram through a mass amnesty guest worker bill. Ultimately, true immigration reformers prevailed and the bill never became law.

However, in the absence of “comprehensive immigration reform,” President Obama has taken steps unilaterally throughout his time in office to undermine immigration enforcement and ultimately grant de facto amnesty to millions of illegal aliens. The Obama administration’s strategy is predicated on the fact that the public and the media will not take notice of each individual and incremental step they are taking. To combat this, FAIR’s Government Relations Department has produced a report exposing this strategy and the policy objective behind it. Today, FAIR releases the latest update to President Obama’s Record of Dismantling Immigration Enforcement which details all actions taken by the administration to undermine immigration enforcement through December 2015.

To access the report, click here.



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    And a lot of his supporters are still trying to claim that he has deported more illegals than any other president. Simply untrue because it’s based on cooking the numbers. They are counting border turnarounds, something never done by other administrations. Nor should they be, because most people consider a “deportation” as someone who has made it into the interior of the country. His own officials admit that no one but major criminals are targeted for deportation.

    Not that the truth matters to him or his supporters. He himself called those “record” numbers “a little deceptive” in 2011 to a group of Hispanic journalists and gave that exact explanation, that border turnarounds “counted as a deportation”. And he went years saying he did not have the power to do what he then did by executive order. The question that begs to be asked is if he thought he had the power to take these actions, why did he not take them years ago. He certainly wanted those policies.

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      SO Leland what are those rights the president has made a privilege?…honestly to be fair to the president whatever happened from the 1600s to nowadays for each president as per each case should be assessed to make such a statement…….

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      The other day I was at Whole Foods and the baker said the president is a dictator…….so I asked him why and to give me examples…..he couldn’t answer….is he your cousin?