House Judiciary Accuses Obama of ‘Cooking Books’ on Immigration

Lauren Fox, US News, August 24, 2012

The House Judiciary Committee is accusing the Obama administration of “cooking the books” to achieve its record deportation numbers.

President Barack Obama’s administration has earned a reputation as having one of the toughest deportation policies in recent administrations. According to one ABC News report, the administration’s average number of deportations was double that of President George W. Bush during his first term.

But the House committee says it has reviewed internal U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement documents, which reveal the administration has been misleading the public.

The committee is accusing the Obama administration of adding numbers from the Alien Transfer Exit Program, a policy that relocates immigrants who cross the border illegally to another location, in its annual removal numbers.

Critics say lumping the ATEP and annual deportation numbers together misrepresents the number of ICE removals because being removed through the ATEP program doesn’t result in any penalties and ATEP immigrants can attempt re-entry multiple times a year.

“This means a single illegal immigrant can show up at the border and be removed numerous times in a single year and be counted each time as a removal,” says Lamar Smith, the House Judiciary Committee chairman and a Republican from Texas. “When the numbers from this border patrol program are removed from this year’s deportation data, it shows that removals are actually down nearly 20 percent from 2009.”

The committee says that once you remove the ATEP numbers from ICE’s annual deportation numbers, this year’s numbers are 100,000 fewer, 14 percent lower than 2008, not higher as the administration has claimed.


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  • “ICE removals because being removed through the ATEP program doesn’t result in any penalties and ATEP immigrants can attempt re-entry multiple times a year.

    “‘Immigrants’ can attempt re-entry multiple times a year without penalty? The ATEP program sounds like a perpetual vacation program for illegal invaders!

  • Church_of_Jed

    The President hasn’t deported as many illegals as you think,

    and if you worry about the real discrepancies, you are a racist who must be de-Nazified.

  • David Ashton

    The “racism” reaction can be countered by constant emphasis on (1) Our President is a LIAR, (2) WHY is he lying about this issue? and (3) WHY does he support illegality?

    • Church_of_Jed

      and (4) “racism” is a virtue in service of fighting against our lying president, because “racists” seek the truth.

      • First, this pretender from Kenya is not my president, I view the position as vacant from 2009, January. The pretend president is simply following the communist plan to destroy Traditional America. It is necessary as part of the plan to paint all of Traditional America as racist. Therefore, to be labeled a racist is an honor, a badge of courage that one will stand against the evil plans of those that would destroy this magnificent country our Founding Fathers gifted to us.

        • Harumphty_Dumpty

          I appreciate the sentiment of you and of Jed, but we can thrash around forever in the net of terminology that anti-whites have thrown over us, the r-word and its extended family.

          Instead, ignore their terminology and call them anti-whites, and let them defend themselves against that. 

          • Ingsoc

            Harumpty, I agree and have fought this sentiment for years

            We Whites must get off the intellectual band wagon and stop writing  long, angst-filled comments and posts about why we aren’t racists.  Such comments make all of us look foolish and silly and our detractors won’t read them anyway, their goal is to shut us up while working toward our destruction.

            We need to go on the offensive for once against vermin that hurl the terms “racist” or “neo-Nazi” at us.

            Ignore their terms and call them what they are:  White haters.  Put them on the defensive by asking why and when they first started hating Whites.  Don’t let up, keep asking and make them explain why they abhor Whites and wish our genocide.   I’ve done this with great results.

            This is a good place to start,  Attacking Back:


          • Lou

             WOW !!  excellent point .. I will certainly use that in my next argument.
            Thanks, and a big thumbs up to you..

          •  no need to say ‘the r-word’ as if we’re complaining about our place in the heirerachy of victimhood and demanding handouts of our own.

            grab the word ‘racist’ with both hands, and throw it away.  anti-racist is a code word for anti-white.

  • Slightly OT:

    The only two speakers at RNC last night to talk about restricting immigration were two non-whites, Nimrata Randhawa (“Nikki Haley”) and Ted Cruz.

    As an aside, my job forces me to watch the RNC all day, and John Boehner, the man who begged for us to make him Speaker of the House because, among other things, Democrats wanted to “deem” ObamaCare passed in the House without actually voting on it, went ahead and “deemed” controversial establishment-friendly rules changes passed without voting on it, even though the voice votes on the nays were just as loud as the yeas, and that happening in the U.S. House would have required an electronic vote. This happened yesterday afternoon, when hardly anyone was watching.

  • The__Bobster

    John Chinaman, please read the above story and never repeat your “deportations are at record highs under Obongo” crap again.


  • Chimp Master Rules

    That sounds about right.  Glad Obama didn’t disappoint.

    I was always dubious whenever I heard that Obama was the Great Exporter of illegals.  It didn’t add up with all we know about our man-child Barry bowing and scraping to mestizos.  But i figured that maybe the programs Bush 2 had put in place were working.

    Nice to know that true to form, Obama is as corrupt and as big a liar as any crooked, coiffured, colored councilman from Chicago . . . or Detroit . . . which doesn’t rhyme with C but is full of negroes anyway. 

  • There is no way to tell in CA, half of the whole state is illegal.

  • IKantunderstand

    And we should be surprised? This is the guy who sues states who are applying Federal immigration laws; and who overrides whatever the hell immigration laws he doesn’t like, eg. amnesty for “children” who were brought here blah, blah…(innocent babies) by imperial fiat. I mean, executive order. Could someone explain to me the difference? 

    • RisingReich

       If you mean explain ‘imperial fiat’ vs executive order there is no difference.
      If you mean explain ‘executive order’ vs congressional act, there is only the difference of implied public consent vs keeping up the facade of a government still working under ‘implied public consent’, again of which there is no difference.

      Hope I’m not being obtuse it’s not my intent.  My only intent is to point out the extreme absurdities of modern day ‘realities’.

  • Communists will lie to promote their plans for us.  It is that simple.  And how absolutely delicious to claim human rights as a means to flood the United States with third-worlders to disrupt, confuse and rob Americans of their jobs, savings, and safety.

  • Dr. Möbias

    Doesn’t matter if Obama lies or not, the slavering media will repeat everything he says and Romney and the GOP won’t do a damned thing about it.

  • ATEP sounds like a revolving door in which each time somebody passes by they are counted. Similar to Democratic voting procedures.

  • whiteyyyyy

    It makes no difference if he lied or not. If the news say otherwise who bothers to check

  • These accusations are getting wearisome. They accuse Obama of wrongdoing and then do
    nothing about it. Obama unilaterally bestows amnesty to some 5 million illegal
    invaders, in violation of established immigration law and nothing will done
    about it.

    Instead, we get accusations that he “cooked the books” (as if this would be a surprise, given he has sued any state attempting to enforce immigration law) regarding deportations.  

    It’s as if they want us to focus on one had while ignoring the other.

    • brew730

       Most transparent presidency ever!!

  • Harumphty_Dumpty

    Wait a minute! I’m certain I woke up in the middle of the night recently and heard Obama saying on the radio that he was NOT anti-white, and he was not about to let the United States be flooded with non-whites with whom whites would be forced by law to integrate so as to “assimilate,” i.e. intermarry and be blended out of existence.

    Obama concluded by stating, “I’m emphatically opposed to that form of white genocide, and to any other form of white genocide!”

    Do you suppose I could have been dreaming?

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      Either that or you were doing ‘roof hits’ with   Øbama and his Choom gang!!


  • AmRem

    I used to convince black people that illegal immigrant deportation was a good thing because of this.

    I always knew it was a farce somehow. 

  • Obamas aunt is still around and she is illegal too !

    • So is his druken uncle Omar!