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:
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 DHS (Department of Homeland Security) press release dated 10/8/10 proclaimed: DHS/ICE reveal highest immigration enforcement numbers on record in fiscal year 2010
What the DHS didn’t inform the public of is that there are two categories of deportation.
It’s all about semantics. While it’s true that the removals have gone up, however, the returns have gone down. The overall combined numbers have also gone down. (see graphs below)
* Removals are based on an “order of removal”. The alien has administrative or criminal consequences placed on subsequent reentry.
* Returns are NOT based on an order of removal. Most of the voluntary returns are of Mexican nationals who have been apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol and are returned to Mexico. (There is no criminal consequences placed on subsequent reentry.)
“Since the beginning of this administration, we have fundamentally changed the federal government’s approach to immigration enforcement,” — DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano.
“In fiscal year (FY) 2010, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) removed more illegal aliens than in any other period in the history of our nation. ICE removed more than 392,000 illegal aliens-half of them, more than 195,000-were convicted of crimes, including murder, sex offenses and drug violations.”
According to the 2009 annual report released August 2010:
393,000 foreign nationals were removed from the United States—the seventh consecutive record high. The leading countries of origin of those removed were Mexico (72 percent), Guatemala (7 percent), and Honduras (7 percent).
580,000 foreign nationals were returned to their home countries without a removal order.
This year under the Mexican Interior Repatriation Program a record 23,384 illegal Mexican immigrants voluntarily accepted flights back to their homeland from Arizona. At a cost to the US taxpayer of nearly $15 million the voluntary flights surpassed the previous year by more than double. 85% of the travellers were male.
The Mexican Interior Repatriation Program (MIRP) began in July of 2004. Illegal Mexican migrants may volunteer for the program, returning home via charter aircraft from Tucson, Arizona to either Mexico City or Guadalajara. Bus transportation is then provided to their final destination. Repatriation flights from Tucson, AZ were offered for nearly four months this summer compared with 36 days in 2009.
You must click on each chart below to see full view
If you liked this article you may like these other immigration posts of interest:
Immigration dabate — how other countries handle it
Illegal immigration use rising ID theft crossing the border
An open letter about illegal immigration
Near 1 in 4 of US children born of foreign parents
400 lawmen take down 596 illegals
What the press isn’t saying about illegal immigration
Presidents’ law-breaking Aunt Zeituni gets day in court
President lifts immigration ban on HIV patients
With the US illegal immigration debate heating up I thought it would be interesting to see how other countries are handling illegal immigration. But first, a recap of what’s going on in the US.
The United States has seen increased numbers of illegals entering our country since granting amnesty in 1986.
The federal government has promised National Guardsmen to help secure the Arizona border. To date, 30 guardsmen have been dispatched, but the press failed to inform us that they have no law enforcement authority.
With the assurance from Homeland Security that our borders are as secure as ever, this aerial video of the border fencing along the Arizona border let’s you decide.
According to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS): As of January 2009 — estimate 11 million illegal immigrants live in the United States.
View this hidden video of illegals coming across the Arizona border from BorderInvasionPics.com.
According to DHS: The illegal population grew 27% in this last decade with 62% of illegal immigrants coming from Mexico
View the video of what our neighbors to the south think of us
Office of Immigration Statistics: 1,130,818 immigrants saw Legal Permanent Residence (LPR) in the United States in 2009. Nearly half were relatives of US citizens; about 200K were refugees/asylees; and about 200K were family sponsored preferences.
Average LPR = 1 Million annually over last decade:
1970-1979 saw 4,248,203 LPR
1980-1989 saw 6,244,379 LPR
1990-1999 saw 9,775,398 LPR
2000-2009 saw 10,299,430 LPR
The total number of non-immigrant admissions to the United States for Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 was 163 million (Non-immigrants are foreign nationals granted temporary entry into the US. It’s estimated that about 50% never leave)
Inter-country adoptions for FY2009 = 12,753 (mostly from China, Ethiopia and Russia)
Nearly 1 in 4 children in America are born of foreign parents
October 30, 2009 President Obama lifted the US immigration ban on HIV patients. HIV-positive travelers and immigrants had been banned from entering or traveling through the US without a special waiver since 1987
Today in the foreign news:
Britain declares that student foreign numbers will be cut under new visa regime because student visas are “not sustainable.” …from 186,000 in 2004 to more than 300,000 currently.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy announced in July that he has begun to take stock in the Gypsy population and expel illegal immigrants.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy said he is “determined” to enforce new security rules making it easier to deport illegal immigrants and strip violent criminals with foreign origins of their French citizenship.
“South Africa calls time on undocumented Zimbabweans” — Zimbabwean migrants – sometimes thousands a day – flocked over the Limpopo River when the South African government said they were allowed to live, work and go to school or hospital in the country without official documentation. But now South Africa’s cabinet has announced that as of 31 December this year, the special dispensation will end, for reasons of regional security.
As a side note:
CBN News published a 5 min video filmed by a concerned citizen titled, “Islamization of Paris, a warning to the West”. His camera shows that Muslims “are blocking the streets with barriers. They are praying on the ground. And the inhabitants of this district cannot leave their homes, nor go into their homes during those prayers.”
This BBC Panorama video is about 30 minutes long and documents the immigration problems within England. Could we be in the beginning stages of the same issues?
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the seizure of 107 fraudulent travel documents used for illegal entry into the United States through the California/Mexico border during it’s week long multi-agency effort dubbed “Operation Gatekeeper” in June 2010. (see links to videos on illegal immigration at end of post)
Forty-seven individuals with counterfeit or altered passports or visas and 60 imposters, persons with a genuine document that did not belong to them were discovered.
Twenty-seven cases of passport fraud and eight cases of visa fraud will be prosecuted and if convicted face a maximum of 10 years in federal prison. Approximately 60 individuals using U.S. passports or visas illegally were formally deported to Mexico in lieu of criminal prosecution.
“Persons with a genuine document that did not belong to them” would constitute identity theft — a minimum mandatory sentence of two years. The same number of folks who had executed identity theft were also released and deported without prosecution. (It’s become harder to prosecute ID thieves as my other post “Supreme Court rules on identity theft” indicates)
“The word is out that you need an approved travel document to cross the border into the United States,” said Paul Morris, director of CBP field operations in San Diego. “We have seen those attempting illegal entry adjust to this new requirement from last year, and have observed increased illicit use of U.S. passports and visas by smugglers. We will recommend vigorous prosecution of those we apprehend with fraudulent documents.”
“There are foreign nationals who fraudulently acquire U.S. passports and visas to carry out criminal activities inside our borders. These crimes threaten the national security of the United States, plain and simple,” said Garth Pettijohn, acting special agent-in-charge of the DSS Los Angeles Field Office
From October 1, 2009 through April 30, CBP officers in the San Diego Field Office seized 2,238 U.S. passports and 11,712 border crossing and legal permanent resident cards that were used by aliens attempting to enter the United States illegally.
How could the federal government, prosecute employers knowing that this epidemic of ID theft is going on? Employers have no way of knowing if the employee has stolen someone’s identity to gain employment — even E-verify wouldn’t catch it.
How can Americans stand by while the US government turns a blind eye to illegals are stealing our identities without prosecution?
Videos of the border and illegal immigration:
View the fence on the Arizona border by helicipter — it’s not what you’ve been led to believe
Joyce Kaufman — (15 min) Educate one person — 850 WFTL talk show host Joyce Kaufman speaking about illegal immigration before a gathering in Jupiter Florida.
View Congressional testimony of what illegal immigration has done to hospital care in Florida
View an anology of the impact of immigration into our country
View the elected official doesn’t know Arizona sits on the border
Add that elected official to this elected official who believes Guam will capsize (nothing to do with immigration but demonstrates who who we’re electing to make decisions in our country)
View this elected officials’ contempt when interacting with a citizen at a town hall meeting discussing the illegal immigration situation with a “minuteman.”
I chose to write an open letter about illegal immigration in hopes that even if one person hears me I might make a difference.
Today I heard a clip from Senator John McCain saying something like, “we’re going to close the borders – then move forward with immigration reform.” I think to myself, why are we letting these law breakers stay and why does McCain condone such illegal behavior if he loves his country?
Then I watched a video of talk show host Joyce Kaufman at 850 WFTL speak out about illegal immigration. Kaufman passionately gave a speech about how we have the right to defend our rights as American citizens.
After listening to these two people a genuine sadness enveloped me. It was this minority woman — after declaring her love for this country — who keenly stood before us and said, you have to make it your business.
I had to agree with her that if I wanted third world behavior — like selling food from their push-carts or out of a car trunk in my area — I’d move to a third world country. No one talks about the identity theft occurring. No one talks about instant citizenship for the babies (Other countries don’t offer it. Why do we?).
When did my America turn into this? At what point did I realize as a white person I wasn’t allowed to speak out in protest of what the illegal immigrants are doing to my country for fear of being called a racist? …or an enemy combatant?
Below is my letter — to anyone who will listen.
The videos are given in link form to protect the copyrights of the people responsible for them. I urge you to go to every last link — you never see links to videos in one place that scream individually and collectively to your American way of life and patriotism the way each and every one of them listed here will.
My letter titled, “An open letter to our leader(s)”…
I saw today that the local U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested 72 foreign nationals in the Chicago area in a sweep that ended last week. (Isn’t that where the Prez has a house?)
The report indicated that the 72 arrestees comprised of 65 men and seven women, represented the countries of China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Israel, Jamaica, Lithuania, Macedonia, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Russia and South Korea. (what? No foreign nationals from say… Kenya were arrested?)
Living out here in Arizona, I’ve always thought ICE was an urban legend.
So let’s talk about that Arizona border.
In case you haven’t heard, we’re having a bit of a border problem down here in Arizona.
And now that those folks out there in DC have been chirping about amnesty (What do you call it? Oh yeah, immigration R-E-F-O-R-M) the border traffic is stepping up. Apparently no one wants to be left out of the deal of free food, free medical, free schooling, free money, free housing, etc. (Currently, in the US, 1 in 4 are of foreign born parents)
Washington, DC doesn’t seem to be aware of how bad the problem is… so I’ve provided some videos for you to watch. It’s unfortunate though, that sites have been allegedly blocked by the government as the screen shot below suggests. (Maybe if there was porn on these sites it wouldn’t be blocked, huh?) The screen shot below is from a site called borderinvasionpics.com.
So… if any of you know some feds over there in DC I’d be grateful if you’d watch the videos for them and pass on what you’ve seen and learned.
These first two videos are an investigative report on US border security down here in Arizona. It was produced by WSBTV out of Atlanta. (It’s now confirmed that at least one news agency still reports the news.)
This next YouTube video is a documentary type video showing — contrary to what the media tells us — what the Arizona border fence really looks like (thus…why we have that awkward problem with illegals)
This next website, “BorderInvasionPics.com” actually shows videos of illegals coming across the Arizona border through hidden motion sensitive cameras. Its’ pretty cool actually. If you saw this every night on the evening news you wouldn’t be quite so casual when the subject came up (then click back to the home page to read/see more)
This video speaks for itself — what the illegals really think of us and our country.
This last video is talk show host Joyce Kaufman of WFTL giving her thoughts about illegal immigration before a gathering in Jupiter, Florida.