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Immigration Imagination (Dreaming disorders or something)


Then, Deportations Were Good; Now, Deportations Are Evil

Under the Obama administration, historically high deportation rates were considered a good thing. Now it’s not. (Why is that?)

Immigration: What a difference an election makes. When President Obama was in the White House, Democrats were crowing about the historic number of illegal immigrants he was deporting each year. Now, every arrest of an illegal immigrant is a cause for protests.

When President Trump’s Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly announced on Monday that Immigration and Customs Enforcement had arrested 680 illegals — 75% of whom are convicted criminals — the left had another emotional breakdown.

The enforcement actions were called “sweeping” and part of an “immigration crackdown” under Trump. Pro-immigration groups said the “level of intimidation seems new.” Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer called it “deeply disturbing” and said that “undocumented immigrants” were “confused and scared.”

In fact, it was just ICE doing its job, as they made clear in the statement on Monday. As Kelly explained, “ICE conducts these kinds of targeted enforcement operations regularly, and has for many years.”

Indeed, less than two weeks after President Obama was inaugurated in 2009, ICE arrested 140 illegals in raids in Georgia, the Carolinas and Colorado. These weren’t criminals, either. They had simply failed to show up at immigration hearings.

By the end of 2009 year, ICE deported a total of more than 390,000 illegal aliens — a record high — only a third of whom had criminal records. Deportations would continue at record highs throughout Obama’s two terms in office.

There were no protests. There were no highway blockades. There was no wailing and gnashing of teeth, or cries about the inhumanity of it all. In fact, outside of ICE news releases and the occasional grumbling from pro-immigration groups, these deportations went completely unremarked.

That is, until the Obama administration — including Obama himself — started to openly brag about how many illegals were being deported.

Obama’s Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano promised in 2011 that the rapid pace of deportations would continue. “The numbers are going to be very robust in terms of numbers of removal — we don’t fool around about this,” Napolitano said that summer. “Our border enforcement is second to none.”

Obama liked to say that in his first five years, he’d deported more illegals than President Bush had over his entire eight.

Democrats didn’t mind this kind of tough talk one bit. Marshall Fitz of the left-wing Center for American Progress noted in 2014 that Homeland Security was “patting itself on the back for reaching these record numbers” because “it was important to show they were serious about this.”

(Excerpt) Read more at Investor’s Business Daily

Not that any additional evidence is required to prove bias when it comes down to right versus leftist wrong immigration comparisons – Below is a short list:

2016, Apr. 21 – Obama
Executive Order 13726, 81 Fed. Reg. 23559 on Libya

2016, Mar. 18 – Obama
Executive Order 13722, 81 Fed. Reg. 14943 on North Korea

2015, Nov. 25 – Obama
Executive Order 13712, 80 Fed. Reg. 73633 on Burundi

2015, Apr. 2 – Obama
Executive Order 13694, 80 Fed. Reg. 18077 (later amended by Executive Order 13757, 82 Fed. Reg. 1 (Jan. 3, 2017)) on immigrants or nonimmigrants, of aliens who are determined to have engaged in “significant malicious cyber-enabled activities”

2015, Mar. 11 – Obama
Executive Order 13692, 80 Fed. Reg. 12747 Venezuela

2015, Jan. 6 – Obama
Executive Order 13687, 80 Fed. Reg. 819 North Korea

2014, Dec. 24 – Obama
Executive Order 13685, 79 Fed. Reg. 77357 Ukraine

2014, May 15 – Obama
Executive Order 13667, 79 Fed. Reg. 28387 Central African Republic

2014, Apr. 7 – Obama
Executive Order 13664, 79 Fed. Reg. 19283 South Sudan

2014, Mar. 24 – Obama
Executive Order 13662, 79 Fed. Reg. 16169 Ukraine

2014, Mar. 19 – Obama
Executive Order 13661, 79 Fed. Reg. 15535 Ukraine

2014, Mar. 10 – Obama
Executive Order 13660, 79 Fed Reg. 13493 Ukraine

2013, June 5 – Obama
Executive Order 13645, 78 Fed. Reg. 33945 Iran

2012, Oct. 12 – Obama
Executive Order 13628, 77 Fed. Reg. 62139 Iran

2012, July 13 – Obama
Executive Order 13619, 77 Fed. Reg. 41243 North Korea

2012, May 3 – Obama
Executive Order 13608, 77 Fed. Reg. 26409 Iran and Syria

2012, Apr. 24 – Obama
Executive Order 13606, 77 Fed. Reg. 24571 Iran and Syria

2011, Aug. 9 – Obama
Proclamation 8697, 76 Fed. Reg. 49277 immigrants or nonimmigrants, of aliens who participate in serious human rights and humanitarian law violations and other abuses

2011, July 27 – Obama
Proclamation 8693, 76 Fed. Reg. 44751 as immigrants or nonimmigrants, of aliens subject to U.N. Security Council travel bans and International Emergency Economic Powers Act sanctions

See Also

Ruling Blocking Trump Ban Doesn’t Even Mention the Applicable Law

Politicized? No doubt about it. “The court ruling on Trump’s immigration ban is clearly judicial misconduct. “

President Trump’s “Muslim ban,” the focus of so much Left hysteria, is dead for the time being, after the hard-Left 9th Circuit Court of Appeals struck it down. What is odd, however, in their ruling is that it never even mentions the relevant law by which Trump claims the authority to limit immigration in the first place. Here it is:

(f) Suspension of entry or imposition of restrictions by President

Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.

Despite the fact that the appeals court ignored this law, it is the core of the whole controversy turns on this law. It’s hard to see how any Presidential action restricting immigration can be overruled in light of it, as it specifies that “whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States,” he can “suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens.

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