Obama Deported Only 0.2 Percent of 11.7 Million Illegals in 2013

Neil Munro, Daily Caller, December 31, 2013

Fewer than 0.2 percent of the 11.7 million illegal aliens in the United States were deported in 2012 for violating immigration laws, according to data released by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.

“It is a drop in the bucket,” Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, told The Daily Caller. “Relative to the [agency] resources and tools they have been given to do this job, it is a record low,” said Vaughan.

Government officials say they deported a total of 368,644 people. But almost two-thirds of those people, or 235,093, were caught at the border and promptly returned to their home countries.

Only 133,551 resident illegals were picked up in the interior of the country and deported, the ICE report admitted.

But 82 percent of those residents were deported for other offenses, ICE acknowledged. Those offenses include drunk driving, assault, robbery and drug possession.

The remaining 18 percent adds up to only 20,000 illegals of the 11.7 million illegals believed to be living in the United States.

That’s only one immigration-law deportation for every 585 illegals.

The agency said officials want to focus federal police on illegals who also commit additional crimes. “Other than convicted criminals, the agency’s enforcement priorities include: those apprehended while attempting to unlawfully enter the United States, illegal re-entrants–individuals who returned to the U.S. after being previously removed by ICE–and immigration fugitives,” said the ICE report.

“Immigration laws should be enforced for their own sake, not just as a way to remove criminals,” Vaughan said.

“The main purpose of the immigration of the law is to preserve economic opportunity for Americans and the legal immigrants we choose to accept,” Vaughan said.

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Since 2009, Obama’s deputies have blocked or deported 3.2 million border crossers and immigrants, according to a study of federal data by Vaughan.

That’s a less effective defense of the nation’s borders than every president since President Jimmy Carter, whose deputies blocked or deported 3.2 million illegals from 1977 to 1980. Even President Gerald Ford blocked and deported illegals at a faster rate–804,081 per year, compared to Obama’s rate of 800,863 per year, according to Vaughan.

President George W. Bush blocked or deported 10.3 million illegals in eight years, while President Bill Clinton blocked or deported 12.3 million.

Obama’s record low deportation rate, however, is being obscured by false claims from advocates of greater immigration. They argue that that President Barack Obama has spiked deportations to record highs.

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Those statistical and political claims are being repeated by many media outlets, such as the Washington Post, which reported Sunday that “more than 1 million illegal immigrants were deported in the past three years, a record number.”

“Since taking office, President Obama has deported more than 1.9 million foreigners, immigration officials announced last week, a record for an American president,” according to a report by New York Times reporter Julia Preston, who says advocates for an amnesty are “civil rights” protestors.

Preston’s editors later added a major correction to her article, which originally claimed Obama had caused a “surge” in deportations. “Overall deportations decreased by 10 percent in fiscal 2013 from the previous year. There has not been a ‘surge,’” said the correction.

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One reason for the flawed claims about Obama’s record, said Vaughan, is that Obama administration’s data has conflated two formerly separate categories of deportations.

Prior administrations labelled the arrest and deportation of border-crossers as “removals,” and reserved the use of the “deportation” term for the expulsion of illegal immigrants living far from the border. Under President George W. Bush, removals spiked, but deportations fell sharply, partly because his deputies almost stopped investigations against companies suspected of hiring illegals instead of Americans.

But Obama’s officials have artificially boosted the claimed number of deportations by reclassifying the quick removal of many border crossers as deportations, said Vaughan. That reclassification bumps his total of “deportation” actions up to 1.9 million, and allows his allies to use friendly reporters to declare that he is deporting more people than Bush.

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Obama has also awarded temporary resident and work permits to 567,563 illegals by September, according to an administration report about the June 2012 “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” mini-amnesty. The number of temporary residencies is more than four times the number of 2013 deportations.

Only 21,162 DACA applications for residency were rejected by September, said the report.

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  • Luca

    The only ones he deports are the ones who didn’t vote for him in the last election.

    • Spartacus

      He can tell which is which by the color of their skin…

      • The PIECE OF FILTH deports white homeschooling parents fleeing German government persecution, yet he doesn’t lift a finger against the non-white SCUMS pervading our streets.

  • Manaphy

    If the Obama administration selectively chooses which laws to enforce and which to not enforce, then should white Americans be able to choose which of his laws to follow and which to ignore?

    • ms_anthro

      “If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so.”

      –Thomas Jefferson

  • Only 133,551 resident illegals were picked up in the interior of the country and deported, the ICE report admitted.

    And I don’t even believe they were physically removed and deported. They were probably “deported” in the sense that the Federal government started the civil lawsuit paperwork process of deportation, which will die somewhere in the blob. Point being, they’re still somewhere in the country.

    • lily-white

      ever wonder what happened to those several thousand that were released from ice detention centers during the government shut down?…

  • lily-white

    “the agency’s enforcement priorities include: those apprehended while attempting to unlawfully enter the United States”… so there you have it squatters, once you get here you are home free… and don’t forget to get working on that anchor baby ASAP!…

  • David Ashton

    Better than Britain, or worse I wonder?

    • MBlanc46

      Depending on how you frame the question, you could probably make a case either way. You certainly have serious problems. So do we. At least you have some serious water all round. All we have is an invisible line in the sand running from Texas to California. I fear that we’re in danger of having that line completely ignored and essentially importing the entire Mexican population.

  • bigone4u

    Obama lies and inflates the number of deportees. Obama lies that you can keep your plan if you like it. Obama lies all the time. He’s like the joke among faculty at my university: “How can you tell an administrator is lying? His lips are moving.” The Negro-in-Chief is a disgrace to civilization, his race (whatever that is), his country of birth (whatever that is), and to humanity. The sight of him sickens me.

    • Katherine McChesney

      I’ve been noticing many, many comments on other site about his lies.

      I despise his guts.

      I know I should have a forgiving attitude but I do NOT.

      • lily-white

        forgiveness is for those who are repentant… the usurper in no way fits that bill…

    • Alexandra1973

      Negro-in-Chief?

      I sometimes refer to him as the HNIC–Head N***er In Charge.

      • Katherine McChesney

        I use that moniker to refer to him as well.

      • PvtCharlieSlate

        In the appropriate dialect it’s MFIC.

  • Spartacus

    0.2% !??!?! That’s more than Bush ! Quick, someone make Obama an honorary White Nationalist !

    • That 0.2% is probably the white homeschooling parents.

  • So CAL Snowman

    You guys should have seen the things I saw while out Christmas shopping this year. I mean it’s always been bad, bu this year was the absolute worst I can remember. Nothing but short brown people and their bowling ball kids for as far as the eye can see in most shopping centers. It was insane as there was also a massive influx of Asians and Middle Easterners as well. It was like being on another planet in another galaxy. The funny thing was that every shopping center was playing Christmas music in English yet the majority of the people were just babbling in Spanish.

    Bon From the Land of Babble :

    What in the hell are we going to do? Like I said I’m not running to the Pacific Northwest.

    • kris

      Oh yeah we noticed that too. Honestly, I don’t mind immigration so much, just not THIS kind. They are the ugliest, most stupid and apish looking beasts I have ever seen. They bring nothing here but abject poverty. They are not brilliant and never do anything higher skilled than manual/entry level work- thereby creating a HUGE vacuum in society. A European/Western type will start small, go to college, somehow make this country better. These people just come in, make it uglier and poorer and stupider.

    • Bossman

      Seeing lots of East Asian faces depresses me even more. But I’m able to understand your feelings.

      • ms_anthro

        You’re a mestizo. We don’t care whether you understand or not. Your feelings are irrelevant to the discussion.

    • newscomments70

      For the adults in your life, shop on wine dot com. It is fast, easy, and the wine is amazing. For the kids and teens in your life, I suggest shopping at surf shops and University book stores. surf shops are all white, and book stores…there are no black teens at any book store. Why lose your life in a flash mob or hostage situation?

  • Marc Zuckurburg

    I advocate comprehensive immigration reform, to fix our broken immigration system.

    Comprehensive immigration reform will raise wages and salaries, strengthen national security, prevent terrorism, enhance our domestic crime-fighting ability, ensure that we continue to encourage the best and brightest to partake of the American dream, enhance our competitiveness and our ability to innovate, and make America more prosperous.

    Make my immigration reform comprehensive, please!

  • Pro_Whitey

    Obama’s deportation statistics, a classic left-wing head fake to the right. But then, is anyone reading here shocked about the real figures?

  • odious liberal

    Obama is mad that the number is too high.

  • Magician

    Isn’t Obongo undocumented immigrant himself? He should deport himself

    • Bossman

      If he’s undocumented, then you gotta give him credit for making it all the way to the top.

  • Magician

    Are big

  • Bossman

    Being in the USA without proper documentation is classified by law as a misdemeanor. Deportation which is an expensive and time-consuming process should be reserved for truly criminal aliens.

    • IstvanIN

      Actually being in the country should be at the least a felony, if not a capital offense. Therefore we need illegal alien law reform to make the penalties match the crime.

      • Bossman

        No chance of that happening any time soon.

        • ms_anthro

          Wishful thinking, Pedro. Operation Wetback 2.0 is on the horizon.

    • MBlanc46

      If they aren’t here legally, they should be deported.

  • ssviking

    Remember the german homeschooling mom and her kids how much you want to bet a lot of the 2% are just like her yet the greasers roll right over the borders sicking

  • WR_the_realist

    Tell this to Nancy Pelosi. She should breathe a sigh of relief.

  • obama, just like bush, is a tool of the corporations.

    The corporations want more more more MOAR human livestock in america.

    That is why the media, the govt, academia, hollywood etc all treat nonwhite immigrants as sacred and holy–to entice more more MOAR immigrant livestock into america.

    America is a livestock operation for workers and consumers. It is run by and for the corporations. It has always been this way.

    And the corporations don’t want to lose their human livestock.

    As america grows larger and more diverse, democracy decreases. As democracy decreases, the government is less and less under control of the people.

    The people want less immigration and more deportations.

    The corporations want to cram as many human livestock into america and not deport them.

    As time goes on, with more population and diversity, the corporations have more and more control over america, and so deportations will decrease in the future and mass immigration will increase.

    This has nothing to do with that “librul” Obama or cultural marxism or any of that other nonsense I continually read on the alt-right sites.

    This is Capitalism. This is rule by corporation–corporatocracy.

    The next president, be it GOP or Dem, will deport even fewer aliens. Get used to it.

    This is a human livestock operation that you live in. Get used to it.

  • obama, just like bush, is a tool of the corporations.

    The corporations want more more more human livestock in america.

    That is why the media, the govt, academia, hollywood etc all treat nonwhite immigrants as sacred and holy–to entice more more immigrant livestock into america.

    America is a livestock operation for workers and consumers. It is run by and for the corporations. It has always been this way.

    And the corporations don’t want to lose their human livestock. And specifically, right now, the corporations want to drive the price of houses back up to new heights so they can make more profit. Deporting illegals will not help do that, and in fact more deportations would lower housing prices. The corps want higher asset prices, more consumers, etc.

    As america grows larger and more diverse, democracy decreases. As democracy decreases, the government is less and less under control of the people.

    The people want less immigration and more deportations.

    The corporations want to cram as many human livestock into america and not deport them.

    As time goes on, with more population and diversity, the corporations have more and more control over america, and so deportations will decrease in the future and mass immigration will increase.

    This has nothing to do with that “librul” Obama or cultural marxism or any of that other nonsense.

    This is Capitalism. This is rule by corporation–corporatocracy.

    The next president, be it GOP or Dem, will deport even fewer aliens. Get used to it.

    This is a human livestock operation that you live in. Get used to it.

  • “Molly” is slang for highly pure ecstasy, a club drug.

  • Bossman

    I’m sure you are not the only one who has thought of that. The fact that it is not happening means that such a solution is not workable.

  • John K

    No one really expected him to deport the newest Democrat voting base, did they?