It wasn’t that long ago when, in 2014, President Obama was defending his record on deportations, stating that his Administration was on track to deport law breaking “undocumented” immigrants in order to enforce federal laws.
At the time, critics proposed that he was doing so merely in an effort to appease Republicans and that he could be trusted to work with them on reform.
Oh, how times have changed. The newest statistics released by the Department of Homeland Security has shown a plummeting of the number of deportations by the Obama Administration and, additionally, that more than two-thirds of the estimated 820K are guilty of violent crimes.
Activists for the illegals are pushing to have the government separate the violent criminals from the immigrants who have committed lesser crimes, but David North of the Center for Immigration Studies disagrees:
“[A]n illegal alien with a shoplifting record, for example, is an illegal alien who does not belong here in the first place.” His argument, of course, being that it shouldn’t matter if you’ve committed jaywalking or rape. The fact that you’re here under a criminal felony to begin with is on what the government should be focused.
During his last four years in office, the number of illegal immigrants Obama deported plunged from his first term. In fact, during 2015, the number of deportations have cratered even over those of 2014 and measured in at his lowest number thus far in his presidency.
Obama has exactly one month left in office and we certainly couldn’t expect him to do the people’s will. Taking into account his comments at the final end-of-year press conference, his last days in power will be purely focused on making the “smooth transition of power” a living hell for Trump and the rest of America.
Maybe this time around, we won’t have a president whose legacy is scandal after scandal after SCANDAL.