Mpls. Star-Tribune on the Hopeychanger not deporting much of anyone, in spite of the propaganda of 2012.
I’ve always maintained that the “deporter-in-chief” propaganda was a deliberate falsehood that Obama deliberately let get out ahead of him for re-election purposes. (Likewise, a lot of people believed until recently that ObamaDontCare was free health care for everyone; Obama himself knew that was bullshit, but did nothing to dissuade people of that fantasy until his second re-election was in the bag.) The high number of “deportations” in the Hopeychange Era were definitely due to people trying to enter illegally but being turned away being counted as a deportation, that much has been documented. I also highly suspect that Obama had ICE flood the zone with civil deportation cases in the second half of his first term, and those were also counted as actual deportations, even though Federal immigration judges wind up dismissing or finding for the alien in most of those, meaning the alien isn’t actually deported. This created some uncomfortable politics between the White House and Razatards, because the latter lacked the political sophistication to see through the “ALL MUH DEPORTATIONS” propaganda, and actually thought that a lot of aliens were being deported. This is why Razatards are fanatical about “comprehensive immigration reform” and “not one more” (i.e. not one more deportation) efforts, to stop all the deportations that aren’t actually happening.
But, this part in this article made my hair stand up. I follow these things as closely as anyone, but this presents me with a fact that even I didn’t know:
But in some ways, his life took a turn for the better. The government gives immigrants it’s trying to deport work permits, which they can renew if their deportation cases are closed. With the permit, Bermudez got a more stable job at a cleaning company. He set out to make the most of what could be his last months in the United States, volunteering at his church and joining an effort to keep the Franklin Library open.
The Feds give work permits to illegal aliens it’s trying to deport with civil deportation cases? When did that start? Fe fi fo fum, I smell the blood of 1986 IRCA. And then if the alien wins the case somehow, which is most of the time, he can renew the work permit.
You know this means? It explains why Obama flooded the zone with civil deportation cases a few years back. It’s how he was able to have his cake and eat it too. His bringing the cases allowed him to pass himself off as some great deporter-in-chief, while in reality, the illegal aliens he was “trying” to deport got work permits, and continue to have them now that they won their cases, as Obama knew they would, and failing that, Obama could order the prosecutors that handle civil deportation cases to take a dive in court, not to argue the Feds’ case too hard.
Incidentally, this story takes place in the Minneapolis suburb of Golden Valley, which is home to the headquarters of General Mills.