Cooked books, bad recipe
POSTED: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 6:15pm
UPDATED: Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 12:29pm
TYLER (KETK) — If you keep up with news at all, you know this administration is not hard line about deporting illegals who are here.
I have always wondered where folks got their information when they appear on those talking head shows saying the Obama Administration has sent so many illegal immigrants back to their homeland, which is mainly Mexico.
Well, now, we know. The new Department of Homeland Security chief just admitted they are cooking the books.
I even got this from a liberal blog.
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson acknowledged Tuesday his department's deportation numbers are now mostly made up of illegal immigrants caught at the border, not just those from the interior, which means they can't be compared one-to-one with deportations under President Bush or other prior administrations.
The administration has argued it is tougher on illegal immigration than previous presidents, and immigrant-rights groups have excoriated President Obama, calling him the "Deporter-in-Chief" for having kicked out nearly 2 million immigrants during his five-year tenure.
But Republican critics have argued those deportation numbers are artificially inflated because more than half of those being deported were new arrivals caught at the border by the U.S. Border Patrol. Previous administrations primarily counted only those caught in the interior of the U.S. by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
"Under the Obama administration, more than half of those removals that were attributed to ICE are actually a result of Border Patrol arrests that wouldn't have been counted in prior administrations," said Rep. John Culberson, Texas Republican.
"Correct," Mr. Johnson confirmed.
Can these guys tell the truth about anything?
That's my point of view, what's yours?