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Obama Deported Nearly 2 Million In First Three Years Of His Presidency – Trump Has Deported Fewer Than 800,000

Jason Hopkins on November 18, 2019

The latest immigration enforcement data affirm something that would appear incongruous: Former President Barack Obama deported illegal aliens at a far higher rate than his successor.

Roughly 1.8 million foreign nationals were deported from the U.S. for the first three years of the Obama administration. The Trump administration, on the other hand, has deported fewer than 800,000 so far, according to a report from the Washington Post. In 2012 alone, Obama oversaw the removal of nearly 410,000 people. Trump has yet to deport more than 260,000 in a single year.

While the numbers seem like an anomaly given the Trump administration’s laser focus on immigration control, they largely reflect the demographics of the current border crisis.

During the Obama administration, a much higher proportion of those apprehended at the U.S. southern border were Mexican nationals — who are much easier to remove from the country than foreign nationals from non-contiguous countries. The current immigration crisis has been largely made up of family units from Central America. Children and family units from countries other than Canada or Mexico are much more difficult to process and remove because of U.S. immigration laws.

The immigration crisis has also forced the Trump administration to divert Department of Homeland Security resources to the U.S.-Mexico border, leaving the interior of the country with less manpower.

The result has been fewer deportations. However, detainment of foreign nationals has reached record levels. Roughly 50,000 individuals were jailed on any given day last year by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the highest detainment number in the government’s history. Individuals are also being held for a longer duration of time than before.

Immigration activists, who once referred to Obama as the “deporter-in-chief,” have not forgotten the 44th’s deportation record.

Protesters stormed Joe Biden’s Philadelphia campaign headquarters in July, demanding the former vice president-turned-presidential candidate apologize for the high rate of deportations under his administration. Just days later, protesters interrupted Biden during a Democratic presidential debate, shouting “three million deportations!” — the total number of removals during the Obama era.

Biden said during a presidential debate in September it was “outrages” to compare Obama’s immigration record to Trump. He then incorrectly claimed that his administration didn’t “lock people up in cages” or “separate families.” However, both of these things did happen during the Obama administration.

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  • Abortion, like infanticide and toxic vaccines, plus the kidnapping of so many kids is a form of genocide!!! None of this is happening to muslim babies! Check THAT one out!!! And muslim men are allowed up to 5 wives, all having kids - lots of them.

  • That's a sucker bet, GreenLeaf - he would never deport a muslim! He was bringing them INTO the country faster than he was deporting Mexicans. You are so right.

  • Some of the American People don't realize what's going on. They have been coming here since 60's, especially after Kennedy's assassination . They've become naturalized, had lots of kids, who are NATURAL BORN CITIZENS, who in turn have had large families. Now YOU figure it out. No one has enforced the law called Public Law #414 passed in June 27th,1952 . Called the Immigration and Nationalization Act. This law states that ISLAM is banned in the USA!!! The reason being is that it is totally against our constitution. This law is still on the books and we can use it to it's full extent right now!

    This means we can stop the refugees and deport the ones already here.
    We can close the mosques and ban shariah Law in all 50 states.
    We can go after the Muslim Brotherhood and the CAIR and the more than 10 other Muslim organizations in our country that are sworn to the destruction of our country from within.
    This means we can stop islam from being taught to our children.
    This means we can give back to the veterans and seniors what was taken from them to subsidize the so-called refugees.
    This mean we will no longer have muslims running our government.
    This means...................................... NO MORE MUSLIMS!!!

    Yes, I voted for Trump, and if that makes me a racist - so be it. I want my country back for my kids, grandkids, great grandkids and future generations. Now you can see why they are attempting to overrun us by numbers. And the pro NWO (globalists) have been helping them!!

  • You would be quite correct CyanChiefHat. As Obama promised America was going to be alot "browner". and those that "Oppose the Prophet ( Mohammed) must not be allowed to succeed." Couldn't be much more apparent what he is but the leftists love the creep.He made it possible for the Turkish muslim that owns Chobani company to import 30,000 muslims from Syria to take the majority of the whites' jobs that helped establish that company. A company established on small business loans from the US Gov't ( Obama Admin.) Obama got the guy a huge monetary award for being small business man of the year. All under the cover of good public relations. (Obama's Trojan horse,)

  • You would be quite correct CyanChiefHat. As Obama promised America was going to be alot "browner". and those that "Oppose the Prophet ( Mohammed) must not be allowed to succeed." Couldn't be much more apparent what he is but the leftists love the creep.He made it possible for the Turkish muslim that owns Chobani company to import 30,000 muslims from Syria to take the majority of the whites' jobs that helped establish that company. A company established on small business loans from the US Gov't ( Obama Admin.) Obama got the guy a huge monetary award for being small business man of the year. All under the cover of good public relations. (Obama's Trojan horse,)

  • An interesting thought! The Moslems have lots of children, while present-day Americans have lots of abortions. When the Moslems have the majority, they will introduce Sharia law, under which Christian, Jews, and Hindus will have to pay higher taxes but cannot be forced to convert to Islam. Most American liberals claim to be atheists, so they will all be forces to convert or face execution. They will have to pray five time each day, and if they don't they can be beated with sticks on their feet. That would be fun to watch all these know-it-alls get what's coming to them.

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