Obama Amnesty: Deportations at Record Low

Judicial Watch, February 7, 2012

The Obama backdoor amnesty plan is in full force, with a record amount of illegal immigrants spared from deportation and a huge increase in the number of those allowed to remain the United States.

The shift is striking, according to the nonprofit university group that obtained government records outlining the drastic change. The New York-based nonpartisan research center, Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), provides detailed information about the operation of hundreds of government agencies.  Immigration is one of many areas it researches.

This week TRAC revealed that during the first three months of fiscal year 2012, cases disposed of in the nation’s immigration courts showed a serious drop in deportation orders and an increase in the number of individuals allowed to stay in the U.S. That means that individuals were ordered removed in only half of the cases, the lowest rate in the past two decades.

An additional 14.0 percent received a “voluntary departure” order to leave the country, up slightly from 13.2 percent during the previous quarter, the records show.  Counting both removal and voluntary departure orders, slightly fewer than two out of every three cases (64.8 percent) in the first quarter of fiscal year 2012 ended in a deportation order, also a historic low.

The government records also show that, among individuals determined by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to have violated immigration laws, more than one in three (34.4 percent) were allowed to stay in the U.S. {snip}

Clearly, the Obama Administration’s stealth amnesty plan to suspend the deportations of most illegal aliens is in play here. {snip}


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  • Anonymous

    The really sad part is that one of Ron Paul’s biggest weaknesses is that he won’t take a big stand against immigration.  This is one of libertarianism’s weakest points.

    You can’t have a first world country when its filled with 3rd world people.

    However, he will help to eliminate the welfare system that entices them to come here.  Hopefully immigration will decrease.

    If one of the mainstream candidates wins, we’re only digging ourselves into a deeper hole.

  • Anonymous

    Just remember – one day their vote will count just as much as yours.

  • I thought the deportations were at record highs though? Man, the transparency and the brazen nature of the lies is nearly to the level where you have to admire somebody for lying so audaciously.

    Is this also coinciding with the rising numbers of fired temp workers and people leaving the labor poor, but the lowering “unemployment” rate?

    Figures lie and liars figure!

  • I want to say another thing, too.

    Have you ever gone to this Midwest city or flyover state and you think to yourself…

    “Where did all these Mexicans come from? Why are they here? It snows 6 to 10 feet a year and everybody is Scandinavian or Germanic or something close to it. What is this?”

    It is because they hopped the border and got kicked out a few times. Eventually they moved to a place where it was harder to be deported.

    If somebody gets deported, comes back, gets deported, comes back, gets deported but comes back and moves to say, a northern sanctuary city or lefty stronghold like Denver, New Haven, the Twin Cities, Milwaukee or something like that, that 3 or 4 time felon invader isn’t going anywhere.

    Yet there is something really convenient about that. You can count that as 3 or 4 deportations and say you “have a record number of deportations.”

    Wa-friggin-hoo. George W. Bush did these little games, too. All the deportations in the world don’t mean a thing if the border hopper just hops the border again. Without a border wall, a big, no-nonsense, well-patrolled reinforced concrete border wall, deportations are nearly meaningless.

  • Hirene

    Even worse is when immigrants bring their parents here and get them SSI and Medicare without ever paying a dime into the system.  This while American seniors are getting cut.