Originally published on this day in 2014.
The Washington Times has calculated that an illegal alien "living in the interior of the U.S." has less than a one percent chance of being deported. (See Deportations come mostly from border, DHS chief says, Stephen Dinan, Washington Times, March 12, 2014).
On the other hand, in the Bizarro World of the Mainstream Media, Open Borders Fanatics and Hispanic Chauvinists (do I repeat myself?) poor, persecuted "undocumented immigrants" are constantly harassed, threatened and living in terror 24/7 that they are about to be deported and their families separated.
Forget that fact that the Mainstream Media and the U.S. government itself is constantly doing what it can to help the illegals and make sure they can stay here one way or another.
And yet, it's never enough, is it? The Obama Administration, to please pro-amnesty pressure groups, wants to see how they can make deportation "more humane." But how are current deportations inhumane?
President Barack Obama has ordered a review of U.S. deportation practices to see whether immigration enforcement can be more humane, the White House said Thursday [March 13].
In a meeting with Latino lawmakers, Obama said he was deeply concerned about the pain that families feel when they are separated because of a broken U.S. immigration system. He told the lawmakers he's asking Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to perform an inventory of current practices "to see how it can conduct enforcement more humanely within the confines of the law," the White House said in a statement.
Hey, what about American families who are separated for various reasons? Any sympathy for the pain they feel? Plus, this problem could be solved by simply deporting the whole family together.
The announcement comes as immigrant rights activists, frustrated by the lack of progress in Congress, have been pressuring Obama to halt all deportations. [That's the goal, of course]. Obama had said he doesn't have the power to take that step unilaterally, although he has previously moved to ease deportations for some children brought into the U.S. illegally.
The Senate passed a comprehensive immigration bill last June with strong bipartisan support that would create a pathway for citizenship for the 11 million immigrants living in the country illegally, tighten border security and establish new visa and enforcement programs. The measure has languished in the House despite calls from Republican Party leaders, business groups, religious organizations and labor for lawmakers to act.
Taking part in the meeting Thursday were Rep. Ruben Hinojosa, D-Texas, who chairs the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., a prominent immigration advocate, and House Democratic Caucus Xavier Becerra of California also joined Obama in the Oval Office.
Obama orders review to make deportations more 'humane,' WJLA, March 13, 2014
I support humane deportations, but these people really don't—they oppose all deportations and this is another tool to achieve that.
Where, by the way, is the House Republican Leadership on this issue?