The CIS analyzed the most recent annual report by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The report shows that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has removed 65,332 illegal aliens from inside the U.S. in FY2016, which is about 0.5 percent of the estimated 12,000,000 illegals currently known to be living here unlawfully.
The CIS notes that those 65,000 deportations reflects a 73 percent drop since 2009, when about 240,000 illegal aliens were deported from inside the country.
The CIS also noted that the number of criminal aliens deported by ICE annually has decreased by around 60 percent since Obama began leading from behind. In fact, last year, ICE only deported 60,318 criminal aliens who had been living inside the U.S. This number makes up about 98 percent of all deportations.
If criminals were allowed to vote, Obama probably would have allowed them to stay.
As CIS explained:
The main reason for the decline is the Obama administration's prioritization scheme that has steadily narrowed the types of cases that ICE officers are permitted to pursue. These policies have exempted all but the most egregious alien offenders from deportation. Currently, only aliens convicted of felonies, significant misdemeanors, or three lesser misdemeanors are considered priorities, and exemptions are allowed in many cases, such as if the alien has acquired a family or other community ties here.While Obama pretends to have high deportation numbers, lying that almost 2 million unlawfully present aliens are sent packing over the past 8 years, those numbers include illegal aliens caught at the border and immediately "turned around" to be sent home. In the past, where more honest administrations were in office, those people were counted as "returns" not "deportations."
ICE said that if you don't count those who are actually "returns," true deportations in the U.S. is at the lowest point since the Nixon administration.
Looking at true deportations, CIS's report reveals that Obama has deported 5.3 million in his 8 years, while George W. Bush deported 10.2 million and Bill Clinton nearly 12.3 million illegal aliens.
Don't let the door hit you . . . on your way out, Mr. Obama.