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January 4, 2012

Report: Obama Administration 'Vastly Overstating Immigration Enforcement'

Topics: Immigration and Border Issues, Political News and commentaries

A just released Syracuse university study confirms what many Americans have suspected all along - that the Obama administration is overstating its enforcement of the immigration laws by a staggering amount.

According to Syracuse's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) has overstated the number of immigration law violators apprehended by a 5:1 ratio. And that's the good news. Deportations were overstated by 24:1 and detentions by 34:1. TRAC also says that ICE has represented both in press releases and in congressional testimony, that in 2005 it apprehended 102,034. The records it produced, however, show only 21,339. It further claimed 166,075 deportations but documented only 6,906; and said it had detained 233,417 when the paperwork shows only 6,778.

TRAC goes on to note that the Obama administration delayed complying with its FOIA request for nearly two years. TRAC argues that ICE has either geometrically inflated its performance or grossly violated FOIA in withholding information. ICE, according to TRAC, has also attempted to obstruct compliance with FOIA by claiming that Syracuse University is not an academic institution, by insisting that previously provided statistical data was suddenly considered "unavailable," and by charging over a half-million dollars in processing fees.

Read more on the Obama administrations completely false claims and on what TRAC sees to be a part of a larger pattern here.

Update: take the time to read this comment below..

Related: The Immigration Bureaucracy Is in Tip-Top Shape, So Let's Move On to the Amnesty (Of the naturalization decisions rendered in FY 2000, 31.1 percent were denials. In 2011, only 7.6 percent were denials.)

Hat tip - Andrew C. McCarthy

Posted by Hyscience at January 4, 2012 2:23 PM

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