White House counselor Kellyanne Conway pushed back on left wing criticism of the ICE raids, telling reporters that the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement “does this every single day” and pushed back against the description of such actions as “raids.”
“ICE does this every single day. Law enforcement in this country enforces the law,” Mrs. Conway said on “Fox News Sunday.” “It’s a tautological definition of their duties. And this, of course, happened under President Obama. He was referred to as ‘deporter in chief’ very harshly in 2012.”
About 3 million people living illegally in the U.S. were deported during the Obama administration, hitting a high of about 409,000 in fiscal 2012. The Trump administration has yet to exceed 300,000 deportations per year, according to Homeland Security Department figures posted by Axios.
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