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    U.S. Deportations Reach Historic Levels

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    U.S. deportations reach historic levels



    By Jim Barnett, CNN

    updated 4:22 PM EST, Tue October 18, 2011


    Washington (CNN) -- Nearly 400,000 people were deported from the United States in the past fiscal year, the largest number in the history of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, the government announced Tuesday.

    The year-end removal numbers "underscore the administration's focus on removing individuals ... that fall into priority areas" such as lawbreakers, threats to national security and repeat violators, the agency said in a news release.

    Overall in fiscal year 2011, immigration officials said, 396,906 individuals were removed. Of these, 216,698, nearly 55%, had been convicted of felonies or misdemeanors. That's an 89 percent increase of criminals from three years ago, the enforcement agency said.

    "This includes 1,119 aliens convicted of homicide; 5,848 aliens convicted of sexual offenses; 44,653 aliens convicted of drug related crimes; and 35,927 aliens convicted of driving under the influence," it said.

    The percentage was even higher for some regions. In the sector that covers Houston, Beaumont and Corpus Christi, Texas, about 74% of the 20,450 removals were of people with criminal records, said Gregory Palmore of the agency's Houston office.

    "Smart and effective immigration enforcement relies on setting priorities for removal and executing on those priorities," said agency Director John Morton. "These year-end totals indicate that we are making progress, with more convicted criminals, recent border crossers, egregious immigration law violators and immigration fugitives being removed from the country than ever before. Though we still have work to do, this progress is a testament to the hard work and dedication of thousands of ICE agents, officers and attorneys around the country."

    The government said 90% of the agency's removals fell into a priority category and more than two-thirds of the other removals in 2011 were either recent border crossers or repeat immigration violators.

    The American Civil Liberties Union reacted to the announcement by again criticizing the Obama administration's emphasis on deportations.

    "All told, this administration has deported nearly 1.2 million people, leaving a wake of devastation in Latino communities across the nation," Joanne Lin, ACLU legislative counsel, said in a news release. "These record-breaking deportation numbers come at a time when illegal immigration rates have plummeted, the undocumented population has decreased substantially and violent crime rates are at their lowest levels in 40 years."

    Lin also said the deportations represent "uncontrolled, unwarranted" spending of taxpayers' money by the Department of Homeland Security, of which the immigration agency is a part.

    The department's chief, Secretary Janet Napolitano, last week defended the administration's polices as she gave advance notice that this fiscal year would end with a record number of removals.

    "What ... critics will ignore is that while the overall number of individuals removed will exceed prior years, the composition of that number will have fundamentally changed," she said in a speech at American University.

    The Department of Homeland Security more than a month ago announced that the government would review about 300,000 deportation cases pending in federal immigration courts. Lower-priority cases -- those not involving individuals considered violent or otherwise dangerous -- would be suspended under the new criteria.

    That change drew criticism from the other side of the immigration issue, with some people who favor more deportations characterizing it as a back-door amnesty program aimed at skirting the nation's immigration laws.

    Napolitano said the approach is a common-sense way to tackle immigration problems with limited resources.

    "There has never been, nor will there be in these tight fiscal times, sufficient resources to remove all of those unlawfully in the country," she said last week. "That is why it is so important to set clear priorities."
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    It is meaningless how many are deported,if our borders are wide open! let's talk about how many come over (or back) each day!!!

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    White House Officials Hold a Summit for Latinos

    officials met with dozens of Latino community leaders in New York Tuesday to hear their ideas and concerns, part of a series of similar meetings the Obama administration is holding across the country.

    Billed the White House Hispanic Community Action Summit, leaders from fields as wide-ranging as education, small business, healthcare, politics and social services discussed the Latino community’s needs in those areas.

    They broke up into groups, in which people from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut shared stories about problems they encounter and about solutions they found that others might find useful as well.



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    At the summit, held at Baruch College of the City University of New York, Obama administration officials told the crowd about federal programs that were available to help the leaders fill the needs in their community.

    One of the attendees, César Cardenas, the director of Intergovernmental Affairs for the New York City Workforce Investment Board, said he valued the chance to brainstorm with leaders from other sectors and to have discussions with White House officials.

    “I hope to make connections here, with stakeholders, to get better access [for the community] to capital and education

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    They will all be back again with a new name and ID.

    A lady i know, daughter has chidren by a illegal.
    He was picked up afterbeating her and deported.
    They took him to the boarder in less than a week he was back in area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by posylady
    They will all be back again with a new name and ID.

    A lady i know, daughter has chidren by a illegal.
    He was picked up afterbeating her and deported.
    They took him to the boarder in less than a week he was back in area.
    Same old song and dance! so thier numbers are frosting on crap!10n leave and 12 come back!

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    Gutierrez: Record-breaking deportation numbers 'nothing to be proud of'

    By Mike Lillis - 10/18/11 06:56 PM ET



    The Obama administration might be touting the nearly 400,000 deportations of illegal immigrants last year as evidence that the White House is tough on enforcement and dedicated to reform, but don't try to convince Rep. Luis Gutierrez.

    The Illinois Democrat – perhaps the most vocal immigrant-rights advocate on Capitol Hill – said Tuesday that the record-breaking figure is "nothing to be proud of," but instead represents "a symptom of our decades-long neglect in fixing the immigration system."

    "We are deporting hundreds of thousands of people who came to the country to work, raise families, contribute to the economy, and want nothing more than to be allowed to live and work here legally," Gutierrez said in a statement. "Setting a record for deportations and incurring the huge expense of sending so many people away is nothing to be proud of as a country."

    The comments were a response to new figures from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) bureau indicating that the government deported 396,906 individuals in fiscal year 2011 — the most in the agency's history. More than half of those individuals (almost 55 percent) had been convicted of felonies or misdemeanors during their stay — nearly doubling the number of criminal deportations under President George W. Bush in 2008, ICE reported.

    While the administration chose to focus on the spike in criminal deportations, Gutierrez sought to highlight the other 45 percent.

    "The percentage of criminals among the deportees has risen during the Obama Administration but let's be clear," Gutierrez said. "We are still deporting a large number of parents, workers, and others who pose no threat to this country and who contribute to our economic well-being as a nation."

    The Illinois liberal also argued that the administration uses a "very broad" definition of the word "criminal" – one that's "not really reflective of what most people would think of when they hear the term criminal."

    Of the individuals deported last year, 1,119 had been convicted of homicide, ICE reported, while 5,848 were found guilty of sex-related crimes; 44,653 were convicted of drug offenses; and 35,927 were found guilty of driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.


    The immigration issue has been in the thorn in the side of Obama since he entered the White House nearly three years ago. On the one hand, his tough stand on deportations has threatened to alienate a key Hispanic constituency that helped him win the White House; on the other, the hike in deportations has done almost nothing to appease conservative critics, who are still hammering his administration for doing too little to enforce current laws.

    Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, accused ICE on Tuesday of "cooking the books" by including "voluntary removals" and repeat deportations in its figures.

    "The Obama administration continues to inflate its deportation numbers," Smith said Tuesday in a statement. "[I]n reality they are enacting amnesty through inaction."

    In August, the Department of Homeland Security announced new deportation rules to halt the blanket deportation of every illegal immigrant in line for exile. Instead, DHS officials said they will look at each individual on a case-by-case basis, prioritizing violent offenders and other criminals, while closing the books on students and others considered non-threatening.

    Gutierrez on Tuesday said he's still searching for evidence that those changes have taken hold.

    "The announcement cannot be merely a pacifier for those of us crying out for justice and compassion," he said. "It must actually stop the deportation of those with deep roots in our country like long-term residents, DREAM Act students, military families, and immediate family of U.S. citizens."

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    Until we see millions being deported in a year, we're not even netting a reduction. So this is all smoke and mirrors. The states have to get involved in the whole process. Arrests, detentions, hearings and deportations, especially to countries in close proximity like Canada, Mexico, Central America and the northern sections of South America. Those from farther distances could be housed a bit longer and coordinated in bunches with those from other states and deported en groupe by a coalition of states sharing the expense.
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    Obama sets all-time deportation record

    Published: 18 October, 2011, 23:17

    President Barack Obama just guaranteed himself a place in the record books. Under his watch, the United States deported more immigrants than ever before last year.

    For the fiscal year ending September 2011, the Obama administration sent nearly 400,000 illegal immigrants out of the United States, a statistic more than triple the figure for the year 2000.

    In total, 396,906 non-citizens were evicted from the great American melting pot during the last 12 months; the figure for 2000 was only 116,782.

    To some lawmakers, nearly 400,000 isn’t good enough, however. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has questioned Obama’s criteria for kicking illegal immigrants out of the country. The president’s latest deportation initiative focuses largely on eliminating America of convicted criminals without citizenship, but Smith says that the president shouldn’t be so particular.

    “It's disappointing that the Obama administration continues to put illegal immigrants before the American people," Smith said. "We could free up millions of jobs for citizens and legal immigrants if we simply enforced our immigration laws."

    New rules for the Department of Homeland Security’s deportation procedures under Obama’s insistence aims to focus on criminals, security threats and repeated border-crossers. Of the nearly 400,000 sent home last year, 55 percent fell into that category. Around 36,000 of those deported were convicted of driving under the influence and just over 1,100 were convicted of homicide.

    For the over 200,000 kicked-out, however, nearly the same number of deported aliens last year were booted from America for simply being un-American. “For billions of dollars to be spent so that 45 percent of the people we're deporting are not convicted criminals is not a good use of our enforcement dollars," Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum, tells USA Today.

    Rallies are being held today in cities across America, including San Francisco, New York, Boston, Atlanta, Dallas, Charlotte, Houston, Miami, Milwaukee and Tucson, to protest President Obama’s immigration policies

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    Added an article from above to the Hompage:
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    "We are deporting hundreds of thousands of people who came to the country to work, raise families, contribute to the economy, and want nothing more than to be allowed to live and work here legally," Gutierrez said in a statement.
    If they wanted to live and work here legally they should have come here legally!

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