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Obama Fails to Deport Hundreds of Thousands of Known Illegals

by Keith Koffler on March 31, 2014, 11:13 am

The Obama administration is deporting only about a quarter of the illegal immigrants it picks up, even though most come to their attention because of proven or alleged criminal behavior, according to the Center for Immigration Studies, a conservative group.

From the CIS report:

In 2013, (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) reported 722,000 encounters with potentially deportable aliens, most of whom came to their attention after incarceration for a local arrest. Yet ICE officials followed through with immigration charges for only 195,000 of these aliens, only about one-fourth . . .

Many of the aliens ignored by ICE were convicted criminals. In 2013, ICE agents released 68,000 aliens with criminal convictions, or 35 percent of all criminal aliens they reported encountering. The criminal alien releases typically occur without formal notice to local law enforcement agencies and victims.

What’s more, according to CIS, the administration may further relax the lenient “prosecutorial discretion” it uses to decide whether to send illegal immigrants back.

The report appears to raise the possibility that enforcement is being scaled back now that the onus of reelecting the president has been removed.

ICE targeted 28 percent fewer aliens for deportation from the interior in 2013 than in 2012, despite sustained high numbers of encounters in the Criminal Alien and Secure Communities programs.

The report also notes that the administration’s repeated claims to have deported record numbers of illegal immigrants is based on an Orwellian redefinition of “deported.” That is, it’s yet another lie.

An independent analysis of ICE records obtained in a lawsuit showed that ICE was able to achieve these “record” departures only because the agency was taking credit for removing a large number of individuals who were apprehended by the Border Patrol.

Such cases made up the majority of ICE’s reported deportations in 2013, but they had never been counted that way in previous administrations.

Although former DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano denied that the ICE reports on her watch were misleading, her successor, Jeh Johnson, recently admitted to a House committee that the administration’s deportation figures are not comparable to previous administrations because of the large number of border removal cases.

Other findings from the report:

  • ICE reports that there are more than 870,000 aliens on its docket who have been ordered removed, but who remain in defiance of the law.
  • Under current policies, an alien’s family relationships, political considerations, attention from advocacy groups, and other factors not related to public safety can trump even serious criminal convictions and result in the termination of a deportation case.
  • Less than 2 percent of ICE’s caseload was in detention at the end of fiscal year 2013.

Of course, everyone knows what’s going on here. Unless the Obama administration starts allowing non-citizens to send absentee ballots from Mexico, is does Democrats no good to deport all these future voters . . .

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Star March 31, 2014 at 11:15 am

What’s the fuss? Aren’t these already part of the American criminal class? Ask Joe.

anneinarkansas March 31, 2014 at 11:27 am

He needs all those Democratic voters to go along with the Obamacare navigators who are being trained for working the election in the fall.
He won’t be able to get enough by just sending out pre-checked for Democratic voter registration cards with Obamacare paper work.
Anyway, as Hairplugs said, “They are all American citizens now anyway.

gracepmc March 31, 2014 at 11:30 am

They will all be receiving free healthcare and voting Democrat by month’s end.

Julie Brueckheimer March 31, 2014 at 12:26 pm

They are being signed up at Mexican consulates.

gracepmc March 31, 2014 at 1:57 pm

Yep, saw that.

gracepmc March 31, 2014 at 11:35 am

Obamacare needs to be repealed. The borders need to be secured and immigration laws strictly enforced. If the Republican Party refuses to fight for the country and do this then I am unwilling to fight or vote for it.

Girly1 March 31, 2014 at 11:45 am

Obama doesn’t care about healthcare for the uninsured, but he sure as heck cares about registering every single illegal alien to vote. Never mind that they are all ‘criminals’ in the sense that they are lawbreakers. Murderers, rapists, child molesters are just part of the mix – but every vote counts (or is counted).

Pre-marked DEM voter registration forms in the mail; Mexican consulates brazenly signiing up/registering illegals; criminal navigators hired by HHS; a VP who says illegals are American citizens; Holder calling amnesty a ‘civil right’….nothing to see here. Move along, little doggies!

Julie Brueckheimer March 31, 2014 at 12:26 pm

And do the establishment Republicans still want to give them amnesty?

gracepmc March 31, 2014 at 1:58 pm

Yes, check with Paul Ryan.

AFVet March 31, 2014 at 3:39 pm

And Eric Canter.

srdem65 March 31, 2014 at 12:42 pm

In 2009, an illegal alien was sentenced to 168 yrs in prison for a series of child rapes in my city of Chandler. He had been deported twice from California on drug charges, so returned to the US to live in Chandler, AZ.

His crime spree lasted for about two years before he was captured.
Here’s what he did:
He would scout in the early morning for homes where working parents left a 12-14 year old girl home alone. When he was sure the parents were gone, he would force his way into the home and rape these young girls at knifepoint, then leave. One of his young victims told the police that he said to her “ you’re a woman” before he left.
The police believe that many victims did not come forward to report a rape, so it’s unknown just how many victims are out there.

srdem65 March 31, 2014 at 12:46 pm

My point: it doesn’t matter if they’re deported if they can just come back anytime they wish.
We can deport all 12 million of the illegal aliens, but our border is not secure and even if our BorderPatrol agents capture them, ICE, the DOJ, and every Dems allows them to stay here.

Until we secure our border, even if it takes lethal force, no amount of immigration reform or deportations will make a difference.

gracepmc March 31, 2014 at 2:08 pm

I am not hopeful. Largely because the media has sold itself to Obama and now just lies through the conduits that the average American responds to. I try hard not to believe that what I am seeing is not what I am seeing. But it is.

The Republicans are not the end all and the be all. But we still effect change with the system we have and at the voting booth. But the Administration , the Democrat Party and the media have control and are operating outside the law and with lies and corruption to change that system. And they are winning, because there is no institutional opposition.

Every day I look for ways to tell myself this is not true. And every day I fail. This is a machine that has been building over the years — the positioning and the sell outs have taken place long before what we are seeing now. I watched a clip of Reid saying how all the people with complaints are liars and another with him saying that the people are stupid and cannot work computers and need more time. Schumer and Durbin were hovering over his shoulder. It was ghoulish. And it is what it is today.

If brave change oriented people do not win despite the compromise and corrupt electoral system in 2014 and 2016 there is no coming back from this for a long time. We will have our own Soviet interregnum.

Sanchez March 31, 2014 at 12:51 pm

Can anyone name another regime that has pushed so many lies?
Open blatant lies!

ol gator March 31, 2014 at 1:35 pm

This is the behavior of 3rd world dictators: lies, lies, lies,
living lavishly while “representing” the man on the street,
and creating laws by declaration. Our for-fathers would not have been kind to the likes of this president.. especially back when high treason carried a stiff penalty… which obama & minions are more than deserving of.

Wiggy111 March 31, 2014 at 1:42 pm

Crickets from the GOP establishment.

Mr. T. March 31, 2014 at 1:54 pm

As usual.

Barry’s allowed to get away with everything…the MSM is in full spin mode proclaiming Obamacare as a success, and the low-info voters will believe it. I fear this fall’s election is going to be a big disappointment for Republicans…they can just sit on their hands.

Mr. T. March 31, 2014 at 1:56 pm

correction: …can’t just sit on their hands.

MarjoJimbo March 31, 2014 at 2:16 pm

Lead story on the evening news tonight?

PBB March 31, 2014 at 3:14 pm

Doing the simple things such as enforce ALL laws and do the job for which you were elected,appointed or hired would resolve many of the issues in this administration. Sounds like part of a mission statement,doesn’t it??

The agendas kill this country. Lois Lerner is a great example of this. She was not hired by the IRS to worry about the impact the Tea Party movement would have against Democrats. She was hired to make sure these groups abided by the IRS Regulations. The fact is the names should be Redacted prior to the agent handling the reviews to stop such prejudices from occurring. She forget her check does not say Barack Obama on the from line it says US Government.

Thomas Faddis March 31, 2014 at 8:59 pm

Remember the bumper stickers that said: Obama ’12 ?… I just SSW one that was the same color scheme, but said: Obama ’26. ! I’m starting to vet scared!

Thomas Faddis March 31, 2014 at 9:03 pm

Oops! TWO typos: replace SSW with ‘saw’…and, replace ’26 with ’16. And now the joke is just completely f’d up!

Thomas Faddis March 31, 2014 at 9:05 pm

And vet with get…I vive up!