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Cooked books, bad recipe

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POSTED: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 7:15pm

UPDATED: Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 1:29pm

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?

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deef, seems that with your solution to the illegal flow into the US, you would have absolutely no problem paying for 20-year sentences for illegals from Mexico...your solution is beyond laughable...prisons are already busting at the seams, and you, in your warped little mind, want the US to foot the bill for Mexican illegals? Open YOUR pockets, deef...but I would suspect 99% of your fellow Americans are going to let you, alone, foot that bill. BUILD THE BORDER BARRIER!

Pete,

The Ultimate way to control the border is just like what Mexico does. 20 year sentence for being in the country illegally. Yes pete Mexico does jail 'illegals' in their country. So does most other countries.

Imagine that!

Wrong!! Shut the damn border with a monitored 10' concrete barrier, man checkpoints/crossings with border police, monitor the length of the border with far fewer mobile police...just stop the illegal flow of Mexicans...period...and it is a viable option to stop the flow of drugs into the US with a tall enough concrete border deterrent and border police surveillance. Your proposal is after-the-fact drivel...stop the flow from the get-go. What part of rational solution don't you get, deef?

Paul, we controlled the borders just fine for years by enforcing the law against hiring illegals.

The ultimate resolution to the Mexico/Texas border issue? Build a 10' concrete border fence with strategically placed crossing locations, like the one in Tijuana, as well as a border force to take care of any who attempt to climb and cross over...no barbed wire, no wood, but thick, re-bar-enforced...that ought to bring the problem to a quick end...nothing will shut all you POTUS-bashers up quicker. Job creation building the fence, job creation for border guards...a WIN for the US!

idiot,

The 9/11 terrorist did NOT immigrate to Canada. yes they passed through, legally, but they did not immigrate. And they have way less illegal immigration than we have.

So you gonna ignore me? Bummer.

Hope for change in 2014. Lets put Dems out to pasture.

Deaf, Yankee idiot braggart/ the been everywhere done everything liar, feels you should know terrorist cross into the US from Canada. Damn that's astute ! What a show of his higher level education, how astounding that an African American is as intuitive as he, what a piece of work. What border did Obama sneak-in from Yankee idiot, or do you also believe Kenya is our 57th state? Hey idiot, terrorist have been arriving here daily by plane, the welcomed refugees of unconstitutional wars we fight

pete,

POTUS swore to UPHOLD all the laws. That means to ENFORCE them, not DELAY THEM. He is to ENFORCE them as WRITTEN, not pick and choose.

Idiot, Canadians are not known to have huge drug cartels nor do they have such crooked cops. And Canada has some serious intelligence agencies, unlike Mexico. Saboteurs and terrorist would have to ENTER Canada first. Much harder than entering Mexico (or exiting Mexico.)

There you go again Yankee braggart/liar, thinking you're better than everyone else when constantly your posts reflect a low IQ; no matter how many times you brag about your polished "google" education. You forgot to mention the Jewish and Asian invasions into this great melting pot that produced a "floater" like you. We talk about Texas because this is Texas, pull your head out of your Obama. We have a saying in Texas you should learn; "If you can't put-up then, shut-up"

The POTUS does absolutely NOTHING outside the law and his legal abilities as POTUS, folks...he, and the majority of intelligent Americans, realize that the repub/teatrolls are not interested in moving this country forward...they have only one ability, and that is to excel as obstructionists. Anyone in gov't. who works every waking moment to discredit the POTUS instead of legislating to MOVE THIS COUNTRY AHEAD should be run out of Washington and replaced with servant leaders who know their job!

Pete, do you really believe that poppycock?

I'm not naming names Pete and Idiot, but you two seem to have missed the point. Pete, if Bush or others would have used the same tabulation method then, the DHS could not make the inflated claim. Idiot calls that "splitting hairs", the rest of us call that comparing apples to apples. Not covered by Neil is the possibility that illegal immigration has increased so much under Obama that border guard "turn-arounds "are now equal to the number once nationally deported alone. We simply aren't told.

July, 2012? This is MARCH, 2014. Kind of out of date even if it happens to be accurate, and that is a big IF.

The point is to baffle us with BS. Macro Economics taught me exactly how the Federal Reserve and the banking system work. It's a Ponzi scheme. All the numbers are skewed if not fabricated. The "free press" acts as counter intelligence and propaganda, helping shape opinions. Walter Cronkite didn't offer his opinion on the news, he just reported it. Modern news coverage reminds me of the 2 minute hate in Orwells 1984. Newspeak and doublespeak are the norm.

Well honestly Yankee Idiot, I never believed the Jr. Senator from Illinois gave much thought to anything other than his Tee Time. Why anyone who isn't brain dead realizes that the pres. is a puppet and executive orders are the dictates of those who run our government from the shadows. It was obvious to most that the president is not even smart 57 states ago.

It doesn't take but a few minutes of investigation to debunk most of what ol' neal posts, and it was again easy to find facts to reduce his opinion to dust. According to a Dept. of Homeland Security report, as of July, 2012, 1.4 MILLION illegal immigrants had been deported...on average, more than 1.5 times more than bush deported every month. The Administration has been working with individual states since then to do a better job of deporting, so don't blame the president...busted again, neal!

Yes Dave, we have all seen how this administration has been working with Arizona to combat their illegal immigration problem. How many lawsuits has the Justice Dept. now have filed against different states for "profiling" illegal immigrants ?

The president should have been impeached a very long time ago, but because of the timidity of the Congress and the Supreme Court, he remains. He will very soon make them irrelevant. He has already made moves in that direction and will not be stopped through his executive power. No other president in the history of our nation has had so many passes and without the two other branches of power calling a halt to his lies. No, I am not surprised by the cooked books.

Of what value is truth to the oppressed? Who believes the national unemployment numbers, the reported numbers of illegals residing in the US, the number of people enrolled in the ACA, the national debt, the amount of gold held in the Treasury, the GDP, the climate change statistics? Did you believe, I did not have sex with that woman, the Patriot act will only last two years, if you like your policy you can keep your policy? My favorite; President Obama has been re-elected by a narrow margin.

I don't trust any of the numbers. There are so many opinion originated numbers, and conflicting numbers from so called trusted sites whether on Obamacare, unemployment, etc. its hard to believe any of them.

Sooner or later the middle east terrorist are going to find out the southern border is really easy to cross (might have already for all we know.) Cartels already know that but folks it is real serious.

We really do need a handle on our borders. I understand why so many who live in Mexico and South American come here but they need to immigrate LEGALLY.

Note the operative term in ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT is 'illegal', not immigrant.

Deaf, you've written some Daffy stuff before, but c'mon. You mean to tell me that terrorist who are able to coordinate and hijack aircraft MIGHT figure-out that you can just walk or drive a semi into the US? Either you are retardishly naïve or your oxygen is low. What you should be asking is; "how long have we been invaded and by which Middle East group". It shouldn't take but minutes to look at who is in control of our nation now and what they have done to loot our land. Follow the money.

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