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Barack Obama’s Deportation Scam: Homeland Security Cooks the Books

Posted: March 24, 2014 at 9:55 am   /   by

When President Obama warned Congress in his recent State of the Union that he would act alone if it failed to cooperate with his agenda, he meant it.

The president’s latest end run around Congress is his determination to curtail and even halt the deportation of illegals as prescribed by federal law. Enforcement of the nation’s immigration laws is getting worse.

Obama’s latest lawlessness concerns the disingenuous claims by the administration that it is tough on deportation. It is not true.

Proof of Obama’s deportation scam was admitted by none other than Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson in testimony before the House Appropriations Committee. Johnson came clean when challenged about deportation statistics reported by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

The statistics are inflated by adding illegals arrested crossing the border by Customs and Border Protection – the Border Patrol – to ICE deportation figures. Such arrests are not deportations. Johnson admitted that Border Patrol arrests would not have been added to deportation figures in prior administrations.

Johnson’s testimony came amidst Obama’s call for a review of deportation policies following pressure from members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. The Caucus, plus other immigration reform advocates, is growing increasingly impatient with the lack of progress on reform legislation in the House.

They want the president to act, no doubt the way he did during the 2012 presidential campaign when he unilaterally ordered his own version of the DREAM act. What is more, they want deportations stopped now. One activist put it bluntly: “We don’t need a review at this time. We need him to act.”

Republican Senator Jeff Sessions said it was “astonishing” that the president would order an “enforcement review” aimed at further weakening rather than repairing enforcement of immigration laws.

“According to ICE’s own published statistics,” Sessions said, “the vast majority of those removed from the country have been convicted or involved with a serious crime. Illegal immigrants in the U.S. who don’t meet the Administration’s ‘priorities’—even if they come into contact with immigration enforcement—are largely exempt from federal immigration law.”

Sessions noted that two-thirds of removals last year were not deportations but rather apprehensions of illegals crossing the border.

“This lawlessness is a large factor in the decline of wages for Americans, immigrant and native-born, alike,” Sessions said. “President Obama should demonstrate more concern for struggling American workers of all backgrounds. Indeed, in addition to decimating current immigration law, he is pushing to double the number of foreign guest workers who companies bring in to take jobs.”

John Walker

John Walker

Team Writer at Western Free Press
John Walker is a long time observer of American politics with experience in journalism, government, and public affairs.

During the course of his career, Walker has worked in Chicago, Washington DC, New York City, and Phoenix. He served as a reporter in Chicago, a press secretary and speechwriter in Washington, and in numerous positions in New York in corporate and financial services communications.

Walker is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
John Walker


  1. KimBacktoReality says:

    Oh so they want to come to our country illegally while asking our government to break the law to let them come here, and they have the nerve to grow “impatient” with the government for not breaking more laws for them than we already have!!!!!!!  What kind of crap is that! Why does our president keep giving into the demands of illegals and not the demands of the very citizens he is supposed to answer to?

    1. KimBacktoReality Stated more broadly, Why does our president seems to exclusively pursue policies that will cause extreme damage to the United States, domestically, economically, socially, and militarily?

  2. KimBacktoReality says:

    WesternFreePress our “president” has created a precedent that he is willing to break the law for the side with the most incentive for him.  Meaning he has passed the message that he is above the law and as long as noone impeaches or arrests him, people are believing this!!  We need to do our part to force congress to arrest him and impeach him out of office.  He belongs in guantanamo.  I also believe that ALL Americans expecially those in the government, should be required to live by the laws they pass including Obamanoncare.

    1. KimBacktoReality I am not sure that impeachment is politically possible at this point. But the GOP definitely needs to grow a spine and start defending first principles again.

      1. KimBacktoReality says:

        WesternFreePress KimBacktoReality  Impeachment is still a possibility, it remains possible as long as a president is in the whitehouse.  Criminal charges should be brought before anything else as he has broken not only US law but International law on numerous occassions. Why arent we pressing charges against him?  Anyone else that broke those laws, especially right out in the open, would be pounced on by the prosecutor/DAs office faster than you can spit, yet this guy just laughs in the face of justice and gets away with it???

        1. KimBacktoReality I have spoken with officials in DC about the law-breaking, and unfortunately, the law starts to get less and less concrete on these matters. The Executive Branch is tasked with enforcing the laws that Congress creates. Obviously the way they are doing it is extra-constitutional, but they will claim they are simply enforcing. I know it’s obvious to all of us, but it’s not sufficiently clear-cut legally to simply send a capitol police officer to make arrests. So then, it becomes a political problem/question, and that makes enforcement a lot more tricky and complex. 
          I think the people themselves are going to have to peacefully rise up and demand a change. The PTB in DC aren’t going to be able to do it.

        2. KimBacktoReality says:

          WesternFreePress KimBacktoReality  So your saying that it wasNOT  blatent law breaking to go on a murder spree with a hit list, using drones as the lethal weapon???  As far as any American with common sense is concerned, I would be arrested for terrorist attacks, being an enemy of the state, murder and attempted murder If I had done that like he did.  What is so political about murder??He did it, he deserves the death penalty or at the least life in prison!

        3. KimBacktoReality Remember when Al Gore thumbed his nose at America and said that there was nothing we could do about his fundraising scandal because there was “no controlling legal authority”? That’s the problem here. You and I may know that Obama is violating the Constitution, and the law in its spirit if not in its letter. But who can hold a president of any nation accountable? Only Congress. And Congress cannot act solely based on the law—it has political considerations. This means that presidents can get away with a great deal.

Barack Obama’s Deportation Scam: Homeland Security Cooks the Books