Let’s talk President Obama and illegal immigration.
You may or may not have seen the stories saying that President Obama is tough on illegals. That’s a claim I always found laughable, since we’re talking about one of the most liberal U.S. presidents we’ve ever had…
He’s anti-U.S. military, anti-Israel, anti-small business, anti-Second Amendment, pro-abortion, pro-nanny state, pro-raised taxes and pro-paying off cronies with U.S. taxpayers’ money. But we’re supposed to believe he’s tough on illegals?
Ummmm… Yeah. Sure. Not.
I don’t need the Los Angeles Times to tell me the truth on this one, though I will use the liberal publication to say “duh” nonetheless:
“Immigration activists have sharply criticized President Obama for a rising volume of deportations, labeling him the ‘deporter in chief’ and staging large protests that have harmed his standing with some Latinos, a key group of voters for Democrats.
“But the portrait of a steadily increasing number of deportations rests on statistics that conceal almost as much as they disclose. A closer examination shows that immigrants living illegally in most of the continental U.S. are less likely to be deported today than before Obama came to office, according to immigration data.
“Expulsions of people who are settled and working in the United States have fallen steadily since his first year in office, and are down more than 40% since 2009.
“On the other side of the ledger, the number of people deported at or near the border has gone up — primarily as a result of changing who gets counted in the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency's deportation statistics.
“The vast majority of those border crossers would not have been treated as formal deportations under most previous administrations. If all removals were tallied, the total sent back to Mexico each year would have been far higher under those previous administrations than it is now.”
Come on guys… This is a President who plays with the unemployment numbers, energy production numbers, Obamacare enrollment numbers and any other set of statistics he can to always make himself look good… which means very rarely if ever telling the truth.