President Obama has made it abundantly clear that he values the plight of criminals over that of law-abiding Americans. After announcing that with his mighty “pen and a phone,” he would unilaterally grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, Obama cautioned that immigration laws would still be in effect and that those who pose a threat to our society will still be subject to deportation.
Since that time, however, deportations have slowed to a trickle and Americans are paying the price both in terms of fiscal costs and costs to human life.
During Obama’s second term, illegals who commit no (or few) other crimes other than illegally invading a country have a 1% chance of being deported. 2015 saw the fewest deportations in the U.S. since 2006.
Though the media worked hard to downplay these end-of-year statistics, those who value law and order became understandably outraged. To quell this outrage, the Obama Administration pledged a series of raids to round-up and deport illegals.
Of course, they first offered weeks of warning in order to allow those who will face deportation to go into hiding… But then again, actually rounding-up criminals and deporting them was never really the point of the raids.
Though media outlets like to claim that the U.S. houses roughly 12 million illegals, this number has remained static for decades. In reality, the number is likely far higher, with the former ambassador to Mexico claiming that the real number is likely 30 million.
This past weekend, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) conducted the first round of raids and fulfilled the main purpose of the raids: the DHS made it appear as if law and order still holds a place in the Obama Administration.
The raids were conducted primarily in Georgia, Texas and North Carolina and focused on illegals who entered the U.S. after May of 2014 and were not eligible for Obama’s amnesty promise.
So, how many illegals were caught in these raids? 121.
Yes, 121 criminals were apprehended and will enjoy taxpayer-provided accommodations until they are sent back to their homeland to try crossing the border again.
Thanks to the dedicated efforts of the Obama Administration, 121 out of the estimated 30 million illegals in this country are now facing the “punishment” of being sent-back to their country.
Meanwhile, sanctuary cities throughout the U.S. continue to house criminals– violent and otherwise- who have no business in this country.
The same country who oversaw the largest invasion in the history of the world to retake Europe from the Nazis, who would 25 years later land a man on the moon, now maintains such low standards that a measly catch-and-release round-up that yielded 121 criminals is considered an accomplishment.