Obama Officials Claim “Record Number Of Foreigners Were Deported” In 2011? It’s “Lies, Damned Lies, And Statistics”!

Yeah,  the title Liesdamned lies, and statistics has been used before, but when the shoe fits, wear it.

We are back again with the Big Lie of the Obama Regime and its ongoing Administrative Amnesty. The Big Lie: There are a record number of deportations, all thanks to the tough enforcement activity of Barack Hussein Obama.  

Of course that is a lie. There are only a record number of deportations if you count illegal aliens arrested at entry by the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations (ICE ERO). This is separate and distinct from what I call  ICE SVU, formerly known as ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HIS). (What a misnomer! Nowadays, U.S. sex crimes are ICE SVU’s favorite food—not immigration law enforcement, which might involve them in the unfashionable and politically dangerous task of deporting people to Mexico.

In 2011, the 73,000 or so illegal aliens returned by USBP who would normally have been counted as USBP statistics were instead counted as formal removals (deportations) so as to bulk up ICE ERO numbers. Clearly this was intended to deceive the public into thinking that the Regime was serious about immigration enforcement so as to extenuate the ongoing Administrative Amnesty.

Here is the Big Lie:

Record Number Of Foreigners Were Deported In 2011, Officials Say

By Julia Preston, NYT September 7, 2012

Immigration enforcement authorities detained and deported record numbers of illegal immigrants in 2011 and are on track for similar figures this year, even as the numbers of migrants crossing the border illegally dropped to a 40-year low, according to data published Friday by the Department of Homeland Security.

Immigration agents deported 391,953 foreign-born people during the 2011 fiscal year, the department’s Office of Immigration Statistics reported. They included more than 188,000 people who had been convicted of crimes in the United States — an “all-time high” for such deportations, the report found.[More]

 

Where the Press Babe blindly repeating Janet Napolitano press releases gets these numbers is unknown, because the underlying statistics as reported by ICE show only 366,292 total removals for Fiscal Year (FY) 2012, one month shy of the end of the Fiscal Year on September 30, 2012.  And since FY August 2012 total removals are only 23,304, it looks unlikely that ICE ERO will make a total removals of 391,292 for the FY 2012. In fact, FY August 2012 removals are a precipitous decline from the rest of the FY 2012 months which were all over 30,000 removals per month with FY July 2012 being 32,742. Subtract the 63,728 deportees “borrowed” from USBP returns and there is nothing to brag about.

It is clear that ICE ERO is more concerned about not arresting illegal aliens and spending man-hours and other resources not arresting and removing aliens, such as the Charlotte 10.

The Press Babe from the NYT, however, did link to some other interesting statistics. Of special note is the continuing decline of ICE SVU arrests of illegal aliens, which basically means a continuing decline in work-site enforcement:

  • FY 2011: 16,296
  • FY 2010: 18,312
  • FY 2009: 21,280

A decline in ICE SVU arrests by about 5,000, or 23.4%. Which in itself is part of the Regime's Administrative Amnesty, allowing illegal aliens to remain in the United States even after they are discovered by ICE SVU's audit program directed against employers that have use of cheap illegal alien labor as part of their business plan.

Of even greater interest is the nature of those arrested and deported. The radical left is waging a war on immigration enforcement, claiming any enforcement is either racial profiling or will lead to racial profiling. However arrest statistics show that apparent racial profiling is inevitable:

Nation of Origin

FY2011

%

FY2010

%

FY2009

%

Mexico

489,547

76.3

598,004

79.5

715,91

82.3

Guatemala

39,153

6.1

36,230

4.8

33,882

3.9

Honduras.

29,122

4.5

29,942

4.0

31,822

3.7

El Salvador

25,594

4.0

27,539

3.7

26,778

3.1

Cuba

4,691

0.7

3,947

0.5

4,701

0.5

Dominican Republic

4,405

0.7

5,241

0.7

5,129

0.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

In fact no white country shows up in the top 15 source nations for immigration arrests. People of color are the illegal alien population. If ICE ERO and ICE SVU just started going to areas of high illegal alien concentration; East Los Angeles, NYC, Boston, Parkland Hospital in Dallas, etc. and stopped every person who looked Hispanic, immigration enforcement would be tremendously efficient. And you could easily get to 1 million deportations.

Why? Because it is a crime that is  overwhelmingly committed by non-whites. Basically, most immigration law violators are non-whites.

Those are some statistics that don't lie.