President Obama and the open borders people are lying to America. According to their own reports, deportations by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are down again this year and are on pace to be the lowest since 2006. Deportations of criminal criminally trespassing aliens are also down despite what Obama tells you about his focus on booting criminal trespassers who commit crimes (beyond the crime they committed by entering the United States).
According to research by Jessica Vaughan Director of Policy Studies at the Center for Immigration Studies. (CIS) the ICE statistics presented to Congress (through the third week of June, therefore covering approximately 75 percent of the federal fiscal year) reveal:
ICE has completed 168,781 deportations, a slight decline from the same point in 2015, but a continuation of the steep decline that has occurred since 2012, when the administration took steps to suppress interior enforcement and exempt the vast majority of illegal aliens from deportation.
ICE is on pace to complete about 230,000 deportations, which would be the lowest number since 2006.
The most dramatic declines in deportations have occurred in the Chicago, New Orleans, Detroit, and Atlanta field offices.
Most of the deportations (72%) happen at the border and are of indivduals “initially arrested by the Border Patrol or port of entry officers and turned over to ICE for deportation. Most of the rest are aliens who were arrested in the interior, with only a handful of cases (less than 1%) initiated by other agencies.”
This is how Obama fudges the ICE numbers, because previous administrations counted the border crossing arrests to the agencies who made the arrests. But the current administration hikes up the ICE number s by crediting all the arrests to ICE:
The inclusion of hundreds of thousands of border cases in ICE deportation totals became the basis for deceptive Obama administration claims of “record deportations” beginning in 2012, when in fact, deportations resulting from interior enforcement were dropping sharply. Exposure of this statistical manipulation by the Center led then-incoming DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson to acknowledge that Obama administration deportation statistics are not comparable with those of previous administrations.
Deportations away from the border (interior deportations) dropped to 46,511 as of the third week of June putting ICE on pace to complete 63,700 this year. That is about a 75% drop in deportations from 2009, Obama’s first year as POTUS.
And the criminals Obama said he was concentrating on? Well, let’s just say he couldn’t have been concentrating too hard.
To date, ICE has completed 43,005 deportations of criminals from the interior. ICE is on pace to complete about 59,000 deportations of criminal aliens in 2016. This is a decline of more than 60 percent from 2011, which was the peak of criminal deportations that resulted from the implementation of the Secure Communities program. Under Secure Communities, ICE developed the ability to locate criminal aliens by matching the fingerprints of all those arrested nationwide with the DHS databases of known aliens.
Understand that the drop in immigration numbers are not a result of ICE agents somehow goofing off. They are a result of Obama administration policy. He doesn’t want criminally trespassing aliens deported. These policies will continue if Hillary Clinton is elected president.
Cross-posted at The Lid