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December 20, 2014

Is Obama Really the ‘Deporter in Chief?’

New York Times: “New deportation cases brought by the Obama administration in the nation’s immigration courts have been declining steadily since 2009, and judges have increasingly ruled against deportations, leading to a 43 percent drop in the number of deportations through the courts in the last five years, according to Justice Department statistics released on Wednesday.”

“The statistics present a different picture of President Obama’s enforcement policies than the one painted by many immigrant advocates … While Mr. Obama has deported more foreigners than any other president, the pace of deportations has recently declined.”

Vox paints a bigger picture of deportations under the Obama administration to include total deportations:

“Increasingly, the Obama administration has been deporting people without hearings. Anyone caught in that large ‘border’ zone can be deported through a process called ‘expedited removal.’ The same goes for anyone who’s been deported previously. These ‘expedited removals’ have become far more common.”

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  • Chammy

    Yet every day we are bombarded by totally different statistics. I don’t know this President keeps/maintains his cool.

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