Even when Obama gets something right he screws it up. In a political offering, just in time for the campaign season, the Obama administration intends to cut the number of illegal aliens the US is currently deporting in half.
Reacting to immigrant-rights groups who oppose the deportation program known as Secure Communities, the administration has announced that their intent is to limit deportations to those who have prior criminal convictions on their records. The administration which hit a national record of 392,863 deportations in 2010, says that criminals currently make up about half of all those deported.
EDIT: Looking through some of my older posts tonight I came across this erroneous claim regarding the number of deportations the current administration has taken credit for.
As I’m sure most by now know, these numbers include those turned away at border crossings for failure to produce the proper documentation to gain entrance into the country, a fact that TOTALLY debunks the administration’s claims of having deported more illegal invaders than any previous administration.
As being accurate and retaining my credibility are important to me, I felt it necessary to make this correction.
The story which can be read here: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/jun/17/obama-administration-changes-deportation-focus/ reports that even these drastic, intentional steps to ignore US immigration law are not enough for the immigrant-rights supporters. They’re calling for a full moratorium on the Secure Communities program.
My problem with the opposition to sovereign American borders, in this case the immigrant-rights groups and the New York Immigration Coalition, is that we’re talking about ILLEGAL immigration here not immigration in general. However, one would assume these organizations are concerned with the legal variety of immigration. Otherwise, are they not criminal enterprises?
This is the same tired old diversionary technique they’ve used forever. Rather than engage in constructive discourse on the issue at hand they convolute the issue to include ALL immigration thus in their simplistic minds opening the door for claims of racism and bigotry all of which is intended to divert attention away from the original issue of our borders being breached.