Another Lie… Obama Said Deportations Were Up Under His Regime – They’re Not

Illegal aliens protest US immigration policy in 2011. The Obama administration announced it would delay further action of about 300,000 undocumented immigrants facing deportation in August of last year. (The Gate)

Another lie.
The Obama Administration constantly claimed in speech after speech that their administration was deporting more illegal immigrants than the Bush Administration.
Not true.
The Daily Caller reported:

Internal documents obtained by the House Judiciary Committee show that the Obama administration has been “cooking the books” in order to reach their “record” number of deported illegal immigrants, chairman Rep. Lamar Smith said Friday.

Based on the internal U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) documents, the number of removals are actually down, the opposite of what the administration has been claiming.

According to the committee’s review, in 2011 officials at the Department of Homeland Security began including the number of individuals removed through the Alien Transfer Exit Program (ATEP) in its annual removal numbers. ATEP is a program which moves apprehended illegal immigrants to another point along the border.

The committee chair claims that counting those individuals as removals is misleading because there are no repercussions for illegal immigrants who are deported through the program, and they can simply try to re-enter.

“It is dishonest to count illegal immigrants apprehended by the Border Patrol along the border as ICE removals,” Smith explained in a statement. “And these ‘removals’ from the Border Patrol program do not subject the illegal immigrant to any penalties or bars for returning to the U.S. This means a single illegal immigrant can show up at the border and be removed numerous times in a single year — and counted each time as a removal.”

Given the new information, the committee’s Republican majority subtracted the ATEP removals from ICE’s deportation totals.

With the ATEP subtraction, in 2011 the estimated 397,000 deportations become approximately 360,000, and the 2012 removals to date drop from about 334,000 to an estimated 263,000, according to the committee estimates. Projections for number of people to be deported by end of the year drops from 400,000 to 315,000 removals.

Of course, the fact that the deportation numbers were fudged by the Obama Administration surprises no one.

Someone needs to tell the left-wing Politifact to correct their deportation page.

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  • iamsaved

    It’s the only language Obama knows – lying. He’s immune to shame when his lies are exposed, even when proven by playing back his own words. They’re like water sliding off a ducks back.

    The head rots the rest of the body. His administration has also taken up the banner of lying. Anyone who believes the facts and figures coming out of the Labor Department, DOJ, DOEs, are naive at best. In many cases, the sheeple prefer to believe the lie.

  • AuntieMadder

    It would have been useful to the rest of us had The Daily Caller included the pre-2009 deportation numbers in this article.

    That said, the alarms of my BS detector blared every time I heard/read that deportations were up under the current regime. It just doesn’t gibe with his blanket amnesty, illegally legislated* by executive order.

    *”Illegal legislation” isn’t just an oxymoron; it’s an impossibility.

  • kato

    The overarching characteristic of this administration has been its dishonesty. As the Wall Street Journal has repeatedly opined, when Obama opens his mouth, his remarks are seldom in the same area code as the truth.

  • those protesters were probably paid to be there.

  • mg4us

    Lies, Lies and more Lies from the Contempt-or in Chief.

    Also under Holder, zero, nada, zilch prosecutions of rogue Wall Street firms and thieves like Corzine. . .

    Wonder why? It fits his plans. . .

    On a VERY SERIOUS note. . please look at this from the author and College President Dinesh D’souza who shares a very insightful perspective about OBAMA

    D’Souza is so articulate and presents insight without emotion just facts.

    And go see the movie 2016 from the director of Schindler’s list and Jurassic Park – – –
    go. . .you, your family, friends – – –
    go with an open mind and then decide. . .

    Who is Obama and where is his compass leading us?

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  • Oliver

    On the other hand, Romney and Ryan are men of principle and, given their backgrounds and belief systems, very likely incapable of lying.

    Sadly, in a world where “he who spins WINS”, those honorable characteristics may cause their political demise.

    Let’s hope a sufficient number of Americans are intelligent and engaged enough to know the truth when they hear it.

  • Buffalobob

    Big Sis no lie! She just have no clue.

  • Patty

    Will anyone care at this point and coming out now, should have been done long ago.

    You really have to be on your toes. What a shame this administration has attack ad in a minute after Romney says something.

    You would think that at this point in this Criminal Administration the truth would come out just as quickly. Obama will fudge many numbers before Election Day.

    And seriously, if his administration say the grass was blue and the sky was green, his dumb down supporters would believe it and it would take fact checkers a year to say, Obama was wrong.

  • Patty


    Just wanted to bring us ALL back to reality. And with all the craziness of this year, we must thank God for our many blessings and we must consider our problems are so small.

    A Woman of courage and bringing so much Hope and love. Amazing.

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  • Freedom! Keep our FREEDOM!

    I guess we can thank him for WEST NILE virus that’s being brought into America by the illegals? How about all those illegals who HAVE never seen an Xray machine to test for TB? How about all those illegals sending their kids to PUBLIC schools with FAKE shote records..thanks OBAMA.

    illegals===WEST NILE, HEP A, B & C and TB..thanks..

  • jess

    Can see that just looking out my window

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  • He is SUING my state, AZ.
    He is a LIAR.
    Lies, every single day.
    Satanic slob

  • west1890

    Gotta second the Mad Jewess… she hit the nail on the head. Obama is the best friend illegals and the drug cartels ever had…

  • The picture shows them in front of a Walgreens, just can’t be to far away from them free taxpayer funded prescription drugs now can we….

  • Night-Gaunt

    Anyone who supports the Drug War supports the cartels. ( Black market cartels form from a suppression of a commodity the People want.) Also our military/police complex loves it too. So much more power for them.

    Now why would Pres. Obama lie about the deportation numbers? It paints him as a closet Republican so it sours his voter constituency doesn’t it?

  • Thomas Wells

    Obama is telling lies to his own core voter group. The “new program” of delayed deportation changes no ones legal status, provides no work permits,and will not lead to permanent residency nor to citizenship as has been falsely claimed by tools of this administration. Nor does it give employers any right to hire illegals. What a deal. After the elections, no matter who wins, this program is history and anyone fool enough to have trusted Obama will be headed back from where they came.

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  • SteamingpileofObama

    Go figure the Marxist is lying. Anybody with half a brain knew those numbers were phony from the get go. The Marxist would not let states pick up the illegal scum. He has told the BP and INS not to pick up those low life illegals. State and city police do not pick up the illegal invaders. So if you have even a single digit IQ, you could plainly see if you are not picking them up then how can you deport them? This is just another reason to try Obama for treason. He took an oath to up hold and defend the constitution. Which he is not doing and he lies to the American public about upholding the laws of which he is not. Try, convict, then hang the POS.