Obama’s Magic Act: Total Deportations Up but Deportations Down for Those “Only” Breaking Immigration Laws

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has just announced that 396,906 illegal aliens were removed from the United States in FY 2011, proudly claiming that immigration enforcement is at an “all time high.” What they failed to disclose is that fewer and fewer illegal aliens are being removed for immigration law violations. New ICE priorities suggest that in order to be deported, an illegal alien must have committed other crimes. In effect, breaking U.S. immigration law is no longer a deportable offense.

FAIR has carefully analyzed the trend. In 2009, 65 percent of removals were for immigration violations only. In 2011, that number has fallen to 45 percent. The downward trend represents a new hands-off policy for most illegal aliens living in the U.S. and is a core component of this administration’s affirmative dismantling of most interior immigration enforcement.

Read Bob Dane’s take on the Houdini-like tactics used by the Obama administration on FoxNews.com.

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    La Raza (The Race) works with the ObamaDems to craft their immigration legislation. Did you know that the Obama administration gave La Raza $11 million this year? $11 million tax dollars. He has been doing this every year since he has been in office.

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    YOU DECIDE WHAT THE HISPANDERER’S REAL AGENDA IS VIS-A-VIS HIS LA RAZA PARTY BASE.

    JUST DO A SEARCH ON THE BLOG FOR LA RAZA HILDA SOLIS!

    PLEASE SEND THIS NEWS LETTER ON THE HISTORY OF THE LA RAZA INVASION AND OCCUPATION TO YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

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    http://mexicanoccupation.blogspot.com/2011/10/joke-on-america-hiring-illegals-rise-of.html

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    Joke on America: Hiring Illegals

    The Monitor’s View
    Ha ha ha. That’s a good one. Wal-Mart, a company with $285 billion in sales, gets fined a mere $11 million earlier this month for having hundreds of illegal immigrants clean its stores.

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    “What’s needed to discourage illegal immigration into the United States has been known for years: Enforce existing law.” CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

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    OBAMA’S PROMISE TO HIS LA RAZA PARTY BASE – EITHER AMNESTY AND LA RAZA SUPREMACY, OR LA RAZA SUPREMACY AND NON-ENFORCEMENT.
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    NEW STEALTH AMNESTY SPONSORED BY SONOMA COUNTY, MEXIFORNIA

    MEXICO NOW HAS ABOUT 50 CONSULATES SPREAD AROUND THE COUNTRY WHICH SERVE AS HEADQUARTERS FOR THE LA RAZA “THE RACE” OCCUPATION.

    THESE LA RAZA CONSULATES HAND OUT INFO ON HOW TO ACCESS “FREE” GRINGO-PAIN MEDICAL, OBTAIN WELFARE FOR BIRTHING ILLEGALS IN OUR BORDERS, VOTING FOR LA RAZA ENDORSED CANDIDATES, PUSHING FOR ENDLESS DREAM ACTS SUPREMACY, AND MAKING SURE THE LAWS NEVER APPLY TO LA RAZA!

    IN AREAS WHERE THERE ARE NO LA RAZA CONSULATES, THE CONSULATES HAVE ROLLING OFFICES; RVS THAT DRIVE AROUND HANDING OUT THESE PHONY MEX CONSULATE ID.s.

    WHILE THESE I.D.s ARE PHONY, IT DOESN’T STOP LA RAZA DONOR BANKS WELLS FARGO (BANKSTER TO THE MEX DRUG CARTELS) AND BANK of AMERICA FROM USING THEM TO OPEN BANK ACCOUNTS FOR ILLEGALS, WHICH IS IN FACT ILLEGAL!

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    http://mexicanoccupation.blogspot.com/2011/10/sonoma-county-mexifornia-to-accept.html

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    The consular cards are controversial because the Mexican Consulate doesn’t bother verifying applicants’ identities before issuing them. That’s why the FBI and Department of Justice [3] have determined that the cards are not a reliable form of identification.

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    Published on Judicial Watch (http://www.judicialwatch.org)
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    U.S. County Lets Illegal Aliens Use Mexican ID
    By Judicial Watch Blog
    Created 26 Oct 2011 – 3:03pm
    To slash deportations and arrests for traffic offenses or lacking identification, law enforcement agencies in a major U.S. county are accepting Mexican consular cards—determined by the FBI to be unreliable and highly susceptible to fraud—as valid ID.
    The move comes just a few days after an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) union official told Congress that agents have been ordered not to arrest illegal aliens [1]who don’t have criminal convictions, even when they’ve been deported by a judge. Chris Crane, president of a union that represents ICE officers, revealed the mandate while testifying before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration last week, according to a news report.
    The outrageous federal decree is clearly part of President Obama’s stealth amnesty plan that’s already spared thousands of illegal immigrants from removal and will surely allow many more to remain in the U.S. To further the cause, California’s Sonoma County is officially accepting the fraud-prone Mexican card known as matriculár consular ID to shield illegal aliens from federal authorities.
    A coalition of influential open borders activists requested the move and authorities in the northern California county with a population of about 470,000 came through this week. They announced the new policy at a rowdy pep rally where the county’s assistant sheriff proclaimed; “today is a great day. We’re now going to accept the matriculár consular ID.” The captain of the Santa Rosa Police Department, which also patrols the area, said his officers are being trained to recognize the foreign cards and to spot “counterfeits.”
    Both law enforcement officials claim the cards will reduce the number of unlicensed drivers booked [2] into jail for traffic offenses. This, in turn, will lead to fewer deportations from the jail, according to a local newspaper that covered the festive event, which it described as part victorious political rally, part community party and part tent revival.
    The consular cards are controversial because the Mexican Consulate doesn’t bother verifying applicants’ identities before issuing them. That’s why the FBI and Department of Justice [3] have determined that the cards are not a reliable form of identification. Additionally, Mexico does not have a centralized database to coordinate the issuance of the cards, allowing multiple IDs to be issued under the same name and address.
    Regardless, a handful of communities across the U.S. accept the cards and several more are considering it. In fact, officials in Dayton Ohio are currently exploring the possibility of allowing police to accept the Mexican ID. Last fall Durham South Carolina passed a law making the card official. When the measure was approved, a local newspaper reported that the cards are so unreliable, they’re rejected [4] by 22 of 32 Mexican states and no bank in Mexico recognizes them.
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    So Obama is selectively enforcing/neglecting federal border laws he is sworn to uphold, to winnow out the miscreants who CANNOT be amnestied in any way, from the more viable candidiates he intends to bestow his magnanimous gesture upon.? IMPEACH.

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    Maybe all the so called illegal alien wanted was to support his family not anything else, it’s the employer that does not want to pay the tax.

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      Rose Czarnecki on

      Zeina, those aliens who come here want a lot more than support for their families. They Demand to recieve free housing, schooling, medical care, and on and on. Do your children get lower tuition for higher education? I think not. But they do, in a lot of cases. They want all of our freedoms, but still fly the Mexican flag. They want all of our jobs, but how many are paid ‘under the table’ and therefore do not pay taxes. They are ILLEGAL ALIENS until they become AMERICAN citizens. This goes for anyone, from anywhere, not just Mexicans. But it is the Mexicans who are storming our boarders.

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    http://mexicanoccupation.blogspot.com/2011/10/how-eisenhower-solved-illegal-border.html

    http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0706/p09s01-coop.html
    How Eisenhower solved illegal border crossings from Mexico
    By John Dillin
    WASHINGTON – George W. Bush isn’t the first Republican president to face a full-blown immigration crisis on the US-Mexican border.
    Fifty-three years ago, when newly elected Dwight Eisenhower moved into the White House, America’s southern frontier was as porous as a spaghetti sieve. As many as 3 million illegal migrants had walked and waded northward over a period of several years for jobs in California, Arizona, Texas, and points beyond.
    President Eisenhower cut off this illegal traffic. He did it quickly and decisively with only 1,075 United States Border Patrol agents – less than one-tenth of today’s force. The operation is still highly praised among veterans of the Border Patrol.
    Although there is little to no record of this operation in Ike’s official papers, one piece of historic evidence indicates how he felt. In 1951, Ike wrote a letter to Sen. William Fulbright (D) of Arkansas. The senator had just proposed that a special commission be created by Congress to examine unethical conduct by government officials who accepted gifts and favors in exchange for special treatment of private individuals.
    General Eisenhower, who was gearing up for his run for the presidency, said “Amen” to Senator Fulbright’s proposal. He then quoted a report in The New York Times, highlighting one paragraph that said: “The rise in illegal border-crossing by Mexican ‘********’ to a current rate of more than 1,000,000 cases a year has been accompanied by a curious relaxation in ethical standards extending all the way from the farmer-exploiters of this contraband labor to the highest levels of the Federal Government.”
    Years later, the late Herbert Brownell Jr., Eisenhower’s first attorney general, said in an interview with this writer that the president had a sense of urgency about illegal immigration when he took office.
    America “was faced with a breakdown in law enforcement on a very large scale,” Mr. Brownell said. “When I say large scale, I mean hundreds of thousands were coming in from Mexico [every year] without restraint.”
    Although an on-and-off guest-worker program for Mexicans was operating at the time, farmers and ranchers in the Southwest had become dependent on an additional low-cost, docile, illegal labor force of up to 3 million, mostly Mexican, laborers.
    According to the Handbook of Texas Online, published by the University of Texas at Austin and the Texas State Historical Association, this illegal workforce had a severe impact on the wages of ordinary working Americans. The Handbook Online reports that a study by the President’s Commission on Migratory Labor in Texas in 1950 found that cotton growers in the Rio Grande Valley, where most illegal aliens in Texas worked, paid wages that were “approximately half” the farm wages paid elsewhere in the state.
    Profits from illegal labor led to the kind of corruption that apparently worried Eisenhower. Joseph White, a retired 21-year veteran of the Border Patrol, says that in the early 1950s, some senior US officials overseeing immigration enforcement “had friends among the ranchers,” and agents “did not dare” arrest their illegal workers.
    Walt Edwards, who joined the Border Patrol in 1951, tells a similar story. He says: “When we caught illegal aliens on farms and ranches, the farmer or rancher would often call and complain [to officials in El Paso]. And depending on how politically connected they were, there would be political intervention. That is how we got into this mess we are in now.”
    Bill Chambers, who worked for a combined 33 years for the Border Patrol and the then-called US Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), says politically powerful people are still fueling the flow of illegals.
    During the 1950s, however, this “Good Old Boy” system changed under Eisenhower – if only for about 10 years.
    In 1954, Ike appointed retired Gen. Joseph “Jumpin’ Joe” Swing, a former West Point classmate and veteran of the 101st Airborne, as the new INS commissioner.
    Influential politicians, including Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson (D) of Texas and Sen. Pat McCarran (D) of Nevada, favored open borders, and were dead set against strong border enforcement, Brownell said. But General Swing’s close connections to the president shielded him – and the Border Patrol – from meddling by powerful political and corporate interests.
    One of Swing’s first decisive acts was to transfer certain entrenched immigration officials out of the border area to other regions of the country where their political connections with people such as Senator Johnson would have no effect.
    Then on June 17, 1954, what was called “Operation *******” began. Because political resistance was lower in California and Arizona, the roundup of aliens began there. Some 750 agents swept northward through agricultural areas with a goal of 1,000 apprehensions a day. By the end of July, over 50,000 aliens were caught in the two states. Another 488,000, fearing arrest, had fled the country.
    By mid-July, the crackdown extended northward into Utah, Nevada, and Idaho, and eastward to Texas.
    By September, 80,000 had been taken into custody in Texas, and an estimated 500,000 to 700,000 illegals had left the Lone Star State voluntarily.
    Unlike today, Mexicans caught in the roundup were not simply released at the border, where they could easily reenter the US. To discourage their return, Swing arranged for buses and trains to take many aliens deep within Mexico before being set free.
    Tens of thousands more were put aboard two hired ships, the Emancipation and the Mercurio. The ships ferried the aliens from Port Isabel, Texas, to Vera Cruz, Mexico, more than 500 miles south.
    The sea voyage was “a rough trip, and they did not like it,” says Don Coppock, who worked his way up from Border Patrolman in 1941 to eventually head the Border Patrol from 1960 to 1973.
    Mr. Coppock says he “cannot understand why [President] Bush let [today’s] problem get away from him as it has. I guess it was his compassionate conservatism, and trying to please [Mexican President] Vincente Fox.”
    There are now said to be 12 million to 20 million illegal aliens in the US. Of the Mexicans who live here, an estimated 85 percent are here illegally.

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    If an American citizen employs an illegal alien and doesn’t pay taxes, they are prosecuted for breaking the law. Why isn’t the illegal alien worker also considered to be breaking the law? If they were, that might be a way to get them out of this country.

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      employers are NOT prosecuted!

      there are only eight (8) states with a population greater than LOS ANGELES COUNTY where half of all jobs are held by illegals using stolen social security numbers.

      I HAVE NEVER HEARD, OR READ ABOUT ONE EMPLOYER BEING PROSECUTED.

      the 255 store chain 99CentOnlyStores is owned by a billionaire. You can’t go into one of these stores and find a non-Hispanic. Many can not say hello in English!

      LOS ANGELES COUNTY PAYS OUT $600 MILLION PER YEAR IN WELFARE TO ILLEGALS, AND IS MEX GANG INFESTED. 95% OF ALL WARRANTS FOR MURDER ARE FOR MEXICANS. OF THE TOP 200 MOST WANTED CRIMINALS, 176 ARE MEXICANS. THE REST MOSTLY RUSSIANS!

      TEN MOST WANTED CRIMINALS IN CALIFORNIA ARE MEXICANS!
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      http://ag.ca.gov/wanted/mostwanted.php?fid=mostWantedFugitives_2010-01