Obama Deported More Illegals Than Bush? The Stink of Cooked Books

According to Border Patrol, when an agent picks up an illegal along the border and figuratively kicks his rear back where he came from – like the other side of the border, you’re cheating when you try to add that person to the numbers of illegal aliens actually deported by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). When the agent steps away to find a cactus to step behind for a quick sec, and the offender hops the border again, gets sent back again, that’s counted as two aliens removed.

Border Rancher has the answer.

“It is dishonest to count illegal immigrants apprehended by the Border Patrol along the border as ICE removals,” Smith explained in a statement. “And these ‘removals’ from the Border Patrol program do not subject the illegal immigrant to any penalties or bars for returning to the U.S. This means a single illegal immigrant can show up at the border and be removed numerous times in a single year — and counted each time as a removal.”

It has never been done this way. It’s Obama maneuvers, Obama government, Obama crimes against the people.

With the ATEP subtraction, in 2011 the estimated 397,000 deportations become approximately 360,000, and the 2012 removals to date drop from about 334,000 to an estimated 263,000, according to the committee estimates. Projections for number of people to be deported by end of the year drops from 400,000 to 315,000 removals.

So how do we know about this:

Internal documents obtained by the House Judiciary Committee show that the Obama administration has been “cooking the books” in order to reach their “record” number of deported illegal immigrants, chairman Rep. Lamar Smith said Friday.

Based on the internal U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) documents, the number of removals are actually down, the opposite of what the administration has been claiming. Source: Daily Caller – get the details here.

Hot Air explains why this is no surprise, or at least shouldn’t be:

…it centers on an administration that double-counts $716 billion in order to claim that the Obamacare extends the solvency of Medicare while looting the entitlement’s trust fund.

…and the administration that thinks wealth trickles up, and we buy jobs with taxpayer funds. Graphic courtesy of Borderland Beat.

  • Nolan

    What’s so hard to understand about the word illegal. If you are so self-assuredly correct on this issue, you should easily be able to muster the votes to change the law. Since that hasn’t happened, you must not be correct on this issue. This is more about what would please you, personally, than about the law, isn’t it?

    • Nolan, we don’t need votes to change the law. Congress passed the laws years ago. Obama decided he would go around the will of Congress and the elected official. These matters DO NOT end up on our ballots. What would please me is for the law to be followed. Then if I have a gripe about it, I can aggravate my Congresscritters to get it changed.

      Are you thinking the Senate Judiciary Committee is lying about the papers they received from the DOJ?

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