Obama Soft on Illegals: U.S. Deportations Lowest Since 2006

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US NEWS DEPORTEEFLIGHT 1 TBGovernment figures show the Obama administration this year has deported the fewest number of immigrants of the any year since 2006, the AP reported Tuesday.

Though President Obama previously said he planned to focus on deporting criminals living in the country illegally, data shows deportations of criminal immigrants have fallen to the lowest numbers since he took office in 2009.

The internal figures, which span the period between Oct. 1, 2014, and Sept. 28, include an estimated 136,700 convicted criminals deported in the last 12 months.

More than 2.4 million immigrants have been deported under the Obama administration, but total deportations have steadily declined in the last three years. The Department of Homeland Security has not yet publicly disclosed the new figures, AP reports. Read more.



  1. Even these deportation statistics are inflated. Illegals caught and sent back right away used to be called “turn arounds.” Under Obama they have been reclassfied as “deportations.” So, comparing apples to apples, real deportations are down even more… and by huge margins.

  2. #1 obviously did not read the article. It says,

    “The overall total of 231,000 deportations generally does not include Mexicans who were caught at the border and quickly returned home by the U.S. Border Patrol.”


    ” Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson last year directed immigration authorities anew to focus on finding and deporting immigrants who pose a national security or public safety threat, those who have serious criminal records, and those who recently crossed the Mexican border. The decline suggests the administration has been failing to find criminal immigrants in the U.S. interior, or that fewer immigrants living in the U.S. illegally had criminal records serious enough to justify deporting them.”

    The Department of Homeland Security relies on local police to turn over criminals who are in the US illegally but it cannot force them to do so.


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