US Deportations of Illegal Immigrants — By the Numbers

March 24, 2014

The Obama Administration is quick to point out that it has achieved record “Removals” of illegals in the United States.

In fact, according to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) there are two categories of deportation:

1) Removals

2) Returns

If you look at the figures released by DHS you will see that there are indeed “record” numbers of Removals.

However, observe the “Return” figures.

Now combine the “Removals” and “Returns.”

The record number of illegals "REMOVED" from the United States.

The record number of illegals “REMOVED” from the United States.

The second category of deportations went unnoticed.

The second category of deportations went unnoticed.

The two categories of deportation combined

The two categories of deportation combined

 


Former Nazi Death Camp Guard John Demjanjuk Deported to Germany

May 12, 2009

Department of Justice Press Release May 12, 2009

WASHINGTON – John Demjanjuk, a former Nazi death camp guard and a resident of Seven Hills, Ohio, has been removed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to Germany, Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division and ICE Acting Assistant Secretary John P. Torres announced today. Demjanjuk was removed through a court order of removal obtained by the Department of Justice. On March 10, 2009, a German judge issued an order directing that Demjanjuk, 89, be arrested on suspicion of assisting in the murder of at least 29,000 Jews at the Sobibor extermination center in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II. In addition to serving at Sobibor, Demjanjuk served the SS as an armed guard of civilian prisoners in Germany at the Nazi-operated Flossenbürg Concentration Camp in Germany and at Majdanek concentration camp and the Trawniki training and forced labor camp in Nazi-occupied Poland.

Demjanjuk was first tried on allegations of participation in Nazi persecution in a civil denaturalization (citizenship revocation) case decided in 1981. Relying principally on witness testimony, a federal court found at that time that Demjanjuk was a notorious gas chamber operator at the Treblinka extermination center known to prisoners as “Ivan the Terrible.” He was extradited in 1986 to Israel, where he was tried and convicted. However, after the Israeli Supreme Court found that reasonable doubt existed as to whether Demjanjuk was Ivan the Terrible, he was released and returned to the United States in 1993.

In 1999, the Department of Justice initiated a new denaturalization case against Demjanjuk, relying in large part on captured Nazi documents that came to light following the 1991 dissolution of the Soviet Union. In revoking his citizenship in 2002, the district court found that, in addition to serving at Sobibor, where approximately 250,000 Jewish men, women, and children were murdered, Demjanjuk had served as an armed guard at Majdanek, a concentration camp and extermination center at which at least 170,000 victims perished. The court also found that Demjanjuk served at

Flossenbürg, where t housands of prisoners, confined solely because of their race, religion, national origin or political opinion, died as a result of the inhumane conditions , or were murdered.

The removal of Demjanjuk to Germany was effected through close cooperation between the Departments of Justice, Homeland Security and State. The Criminal Division’s Office of International Affairs provided significant assistance in this matter. Demjanjuk’s removal is part of OSI’s continuing efforts to identify, investigate and take legal action against participants in Nazi crimes of persecution who reside in the United States. Since OSI began operations in 1979, it has won cases against 107 individuals who participated in Nazi crimes of persecution. In addition, attempts to enter the United States by more than 180 individuals implicated in wartime Axis crimes have been prevented as a result of OSI’s “Watch List” program, which is enforced in cooperation with the Departments of State and Homeland Security.

“The removal to Germany of John Demjanjuk is an historic moment in the federal government’s efforts to bring Nazi war criminals to justice,” said Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer.  “Mr. Demjanjuk, a confirmed former Nazi death camp guard, denied to thousands the very freedoms he enjoyed for far too long in the United States.  Now, finally, Mr. Demjanjuk has been held accountable in one small way for his part in one of the most horrific chapters in history.”

Demjanjuk, a retired auto worker who was born in present-day Ukraine, immigrated to the United States in 1952 by concealing from U.S. immigration authorities his true whereabouts during World War II and his Nazi camp guard service. As a former Sobibor guard, Demjanjuk is only the second person to be removed from the United States after having served at one of the four Nazi camps constructed solely to murder civilians. In 2002, the U.S. District Court in Cleveland revoked Demjanjuk’s naturalized U.S. citizenship after a two-week trial prosecuted by the Criminal Division’s Office of Special Investigations (OSI). Chief Judge Paul R. Matia found that Demjanjuk participated at the Sobibor extermination center in “the process by which thousands of Jews were murdered by asphyxiation with carbon monoxide” in the camp’s gas chambers. In December 2005, then Chief Immigration Judge Michael J. Creppy ordered Demjanjuk removed from the United States to Ukraine, Germany or Poland. In May 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court denied Demjanjuk’s petition for review.

OSI Director Eli M. Rosenbaum stated, “John Demjanjuk’s actions helped seal the fate of thousands of innocent people during the Holocaust. He has at last received his summons from history.”

“Millions have sought refuge from persecution in this country under liberty’s mantle. We will not suffer persecutors and mass murderers tarnishing her image by staking such a claim for themselves,” said John P. Torres, ICE Acting Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security.  “The U.S. government is dedicated to preventing the cynical exploitation of our nation’s immigration system by the worst of the worst. With John Demjanjuk’s removal, we reaffirm our commitment to protection of the oppressed, not the oppressor.”

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Home Foreclosures in Recovery, Illegals and the Rescue Bill

February 21, 2009

Home foreclosure filings in January totaled 274,399, down 10 percent from December according to RealtyTrac. The national foreclosure rate in January was one foreclosure filing for every 466 U.S. households. Read more here

Nevada’s foreclosure activity decreased from the previous month but continued to register the highest rate in the country, with one foreclosure filing for every 76 households, followed by California and Arizona. Read more here

As a sidenote — on Feb. 19 – two days after signing the $787 billion economic “stimulus” bill — ACORN members launched a new tactic in fighting foreclosures: civil disobedience,” the organization has announced in a press statement. “Participants in the ACORN Home Savers campaign nationwide will simply refuse to move out of foreclosed homes, or in some cases, will move back in. ACORN homesteaders intend to squat in their homes until a comprehensive, federal solution for people facing foreclosure is put in place.” Read more here

Is there a correlation between illegal immigrant clusters in the US and areas that suffered some of the worst foreclosures? Could some of the foreclosure numbers be from illegals?

Of the top states suffering from the highest mortgage defaults, six of those states also suffer from the highest number of illegals in the K-12 public school systems.

The nation’s immigrant population (legal and illegal) reached a record of 37.9 million in 2007. Immigrants account for one in eight U.S. residents, the highest level in 80 years. Read more here

Although calculations are hard to acquire,  2004 estimates of the K-12 public school system indicate that more than 15 percent of California’s students are children of illegal aliens, as are more than ten percent of the students in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Nevada and Texas. Read more here

In Plyler v. Doe (1982), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that all children who reside in the United States regardless of their immigration status, have the right to a free education. Public schools are not required to ask about a students legal status and consequently there is now a don’t ask, don’t tell mentality for fear of discrimination law suits.  Read more here

According to the Department of Homeland Security, 1,052,415 immigrants were given permanent residence in FY 2007.

Austin, TX officials in late January 2009 criticized the $2 million security program aiming surveillance cameras at the Mexico-U.S. border as “a waste of time and money” after a six-month progress report recorded just three arrests – or nearly 1,200 fewer than supporters had predicted. Read more here

As more illegal immigrants live in the U.S., the higher the poverty rate rises. Illegal Mexican aliens living in the U.S. account for 3.3 million, or 10.2 percent, of the country’s total poor population.

Illegal immigrants don’t necessarily pay taxes. Paying taxes, though sometimes tedious, is a citizen’s duty. While some may not realize it, taxes pay for many things that citizens are free to use and take advantage of every day. Theoretically, when someone does not pay their taxes, they should not have the right to use the things that taxes pay for. The problem is that illegal immigrants who don’t pay their taxes still use the programs, roadways and other services that the tax dollars pay for. Read more here

President Obama is not without immunity to the personal affects of illegal immigration. President Obama’s 56 year old Aunt Zeituni Onyango of Kenya has been living here in the United States illegally since 2003.

Onyango came to the United States in 2000 to join her son and asked for asylum in the United States.

On April 16, 2003, Boston immigration Judge Leonard I. Shapiro ordered Obama’s aunt to leave the country.

From 2003 to 2007, she lived in tax-funded low income housing in the Old Colony Development in South Boston. Later, she would live in a state-funded unit on Flaherty Way. She fled to stay with relatives in Cleveland’s African immigrant community last year when it was made known that she had been illegally in the United States since 2004. She is now said to be residing back in Boston.

Onyango received a stay of the deportation in December and will have a new hearing for asylum on April 1 in Boston. Onyango traveled to Washington for her nephew’s inauguration. News organizations observed her attending an inaugural ball with her immigration lawyer, Margaret Wong. Read more here and here.

Additionally, Obama’s 86 year old grandmother, “Mama Sara” and 15 clan members travelled to the US from Kenya to attend the inaugaration. Nostalgically, Mama Sara revealed the US Government booked her in a five-star hotel and on inauguration day, she sat a couple of rows behind the president. Read more here

To stay abreast of current immigration news read more here

To stay abreast of  immigration data read more here

Other topics of interest:
Illegal Aliens, the US Stimulus Package and the Age of Transpaarency Unveilled
https://willnevergiveup.wordpress.com/2009/02/05/hr-1/

Citizenship of Birth Entitlement to End
https://willnevergiveup.wordpress.com/2009/01/30/hj-res-6/

Tax Loophole Proposed
https://willnevergiveup.wordpress.com/2009/01/26/s-261s-261/

Information gathering on US citizens
https://willnevergiveup.wordpress.com/2009/01/23/hr-640/

Gun control legislation
https://willnevergiveup.wordpress.com/2009/01/19/hr-45/

Presidential term limits to vanish
https://willnevergiveup.wordpress.com/2009/01/10/hj-res-5/

Congress to meet in secret locations
https://willnevergiveup.wordpress.com/2009/01/16/h-con-res-1/

Social Security Funds for Native Hawaiian Healthcare
https://willnevergiveup.wordpress.com/2009/01/12/s-52/

What a Russian Newspaper had to say about our Obama
https://willnevergiveup.wordpress.com/2008/12/02/russia/