“The Obama administration had deported about 1.06 million as of September 12, against 1.57 million in Bush’s two full presidential terms.
This seeming contradiction between rhetoric and reality is a key element of debate over U.S. immigration policy, and stakes are high for 2012’s presidential election as Obama faces criticism from both conservatives and liberals.”
Just a few days after the Department of Homeland Security held an “open house”, ICE agents showed up at the homes and businesses of at least two people involved in organizing the hearing.
Really good piece about the state of the nation in terms of immigration reform.
“You know what? After years of covering immigration, I don’t believe that even the staunchest immigration hawks in government – either bureaucrats or elected officials – believe we can come close to deporting them all. They know we can’t afford it.
But they wave red meat on illegal immigration because they know it’s an easy score with people who blame every societal ill on the guy mowing their lawn.”