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The Department of Homeland Security has admitted to inflating the numbers of illegals they claim to deport by including those caught at the border, before they have a chance to enter the country. About half of all reported deportations are the result of arrests made at the border, says the agency.
The Obama administration has boasted of sending back 2 million illegals during his presidency - a number now known to be bogus.
The report also presents previously unpublished statistics disclosing the startlingly large number of cases on ICE’s post-final-order docket of aliens who have been ordered removed, but who remain living here in defiance of immigration enforcement. These “non-departed” illegal aliens are emblematic of the dysfunction in our immigration system, and must become a priority for enforcement before public trust in our system can be restored.
The number of deportations resulting from interior enforcement by ICE declined by 19 percent from 2011 to 2012, and is on track to decline another 22 percent in 2013.
In 2012, the year the Obama administration claimed to break enforcement records, more than one-half of removals attributed to ICE were the result of Border Patrol arrests that would never have been counted as a removal in prior years. In 2008, under the Bush administration, only one-third of removals were from Border Patrol arrests.
Total deportations in 2011, the latest year for which complete numbers are available, numbered 715,495 – the lowest level since 1973. The highest number of deportations on record was in 2000, under the Clinton administration, when 1,864,343 aliens were deported.
When claiming record levels of enforcement, the Obama administration appears to count only removals, which are just one form of deportation, and only a partial measure of enforcement. Beginning in 2011, a shift of some of the routine Border Patrol case load to ICE enabled the administration to count an artificially high number of removals.
Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the division of ICE that is responsible for work site enforcement, combating transnational gangs, overstay enforcement, anti-smuggling and trafficking activity, and busting document and identity theft rings, now contributes very little to immigration enforcement. In 2013 HSI has produced only four percent of ICE deportations, making just a few thousand arrests per year throughout the entire country.
ICE is doing less enforcement with more resources. Despite reporting more encounters in 2013 than 2012, ICE agents pursued deportation of 20 percent fewer aliens this year than last.
Enforcement activity declined in every ICE field office from 2011 to 2013, with the biggest declines in the Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Washington DC/Virginia, and Houston field offices.
Criminal alien arrests declined by 11 percent from 2012 to 2013, despite the completion of the Secure Communities program, which generates more referrals of arrested aliens than ever before. ICE agents took a pass on hundreds of thousands of aliens who were arrested by local authorities in those years.
ICE is carrying a case load of 1.8 million aliens who are either in removal proceedings or have already been ordered removed. Less than two percent are in detention, which is the only proven way to ensure departure.
As of the end of July 2013 there were 872,000 aliens – nearly half of ICE’s total docket – who had been ordered removed but who had not left the country.
The State Department continues to issue tens of thousands of visas annually to citizens of countries that refuse to take back their countrymen who are ordered removed from the United States. Many of these are violent criminals.
The statistics in the tables and charts in this report are taken from internal DHS documents obtained by the Center, including:
a series of reports prepared by the ICE/ERO Statistical Tracking Unit as part of the discovery process for Crane v. Napolitano, the lawsuit brought by ICE agents to challenge the Obama administration’s “prosecutorial discretion” and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policies;
two editions of the Weekly Departures and Detention Report covering the same 10-month period of fiscal years 2011-2013 (October 1 to the end of July), prepared by the Statistical Tracking Unit of the ICE Enforcement and Removals Operations division; and
the Yearbook of Immigration Statistics published by DHS.
Between this administration's 'Executive Order DREAM Act,' releasing criminal aliens back into our communities and signing-up illegal aliens for Obamacare, the illegal alien has never found a better friend in this country than he has in Obama.
"-January 2009: Obama Administration Ends Worksite Enforcement Actions."
December 2010 Internal ICE Emails Reveal Padded Deportation Statistics
On October 8, 2010, Secretary Napolitano and ICE Director Morton announced that in 2010 ICE had "removed more illegal aliens than in any other period in the history of our nation." On December 6, 2010, however, the Washington Post reported that internal ICE emails revealed ICE had padded its deportation statistics by including 19,422 removals that were from the previous fiscal year.
"-August 1, 2011: Obama Administration Sues Alabama over Immigration Enforcement Law."
-September 28, 2011: Obama Admits Deportation Statistics Are "Deceptive"
At a roundtable with amnesty advocates, President Obama admitted that his deportation
statistics were misleading: "The statistics are actually a little deceptive because what we’ve been doing is...apprehending folks at the borders and sending them back. That is counted as a deportation, even though they may have only been held for a day or 48 hours."
So numbers are not correct. Obama didn't deport as many illegals as people were led to believe.
edit on 4-4-2014 by Night Star because: (no reason given)
The facts are the facts and Obama has deported a large amount of illegals.
Also many people are not trying to enter the U.S as before, due to economics and that the border security force was also doubled under Obama
Sexual perverted illegal alien takes 500 + pictures of 10 YOA rape victim.
After spending nearly five years on the run captured. Portillo began raping a girl in Indio, Calif., when she was 14, and the abuse continued until she was 15-years-old.
Thirty one year old Gerardo Cruz-Hernandez is a fugitive, facing 70 counts of rape
This guy has a lengthy record, was illegal when he murdered this beautiful young lady, should NOT have been here in the first place.
The fraudulent thread that makes a claim that Obama is releasing thousands of illegals into the streets remains in Political Madness but somehow this was moved to Social Unrest.