Barack Obama, Executive Action, Immigration, Issues

Obama administration slows down deportations in another act of executive amnesty


When illegal immigration surged in 2014, President Obama and his administration were entrusted with handling the situation to ensure the safety and security of the American people. Yet two years later, illegal immigration levels have once again reached 2014’s peaks, and over 50,000 of the illegal immigrants of 2014 are still in the country due to President Obama’s delayed deportations.

According to the New York Times on Oct. 7, “The Obama administration is delaying deportation proceedings for recent immigrants in cities across the United States, allowing more than 56,000 of those who fled Central America since 2014 to remain in the country legally for several more years…some until 2023.”

This comes atop Obama’s executive amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants with U.S.-born children.

The delay has been seen as a “cost saving measure” since these individuals were supposed to be involved in an electronic monitoring program yet have been allowed to go free, saving 4 to 8 dollars per person per day. However, they did not go free because the Obama administration vetted these individuals for protection, but rather due to many immigrant’s failure to report to courts in order to receive the ankle bracelets.

While illegal immigrants who reported to court will still have an expedited deportation, many illegal immigrants will continue to have their cases delayed. Additional problems include an inadequate amount of available representation due to extensive waiting lists. While many legal representatives are already busy with delayed cases, this exacerbates the cycle of delays and chaos within the courts.

Eleni Wolfe-Roubatis, the immigration program director at the Centro Legal de la Raza in Oakland, Calif., a legal services agency for immigrants told the New York Times that dozens of her cases had been pushed back as late as 2020 preventing her from adding additional cases to her workload.

The most significant impact of the Obama administration’s failed immigration control plan is that the quick reaction and expedited departures of illegal immigrants from the 2014 surge was meant to serve as a deterrent to further illegal immigration.

Not only are most cases no longer being expedited allowing unvetted illegal immigrants to remain in the country for years, but immigration has also reached 2014 levels over the course of 2016. U.S. Customs and Border Protection finds that this year the number of illegal immigrants entering the country will likely exceed 2014 numbers.

Most concerning is that during the 2014 surge, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement reported that 56 percent of all immediate removals made of individuals attempting to enter the United States were previously convicted criminals, 85 percent of all interior removals immediately made were also criminals. With no clear information on the individuals consistently missing court appearances, it is unknown how many more have criminal history or intent.

In 2014 President Obama claimed he had the presidential authority to handle the immigration catastrophe and prevent future dilemmas, however in 2016 the problem has resurged and the Presidents administration has yet to deal with the last group.

This is a guest post by Natalia Castro contributing editor at Americans for Limited Government.
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    For 2016, President Obama brought 12,587 from the Middle East only 68 Christians, and 54 Yasidiz. The 12,463 were all Muslims. That could include Radicals who embedded amongst them.
    They are being settled on parts of the US States. All being feed by the taxpayers. Why Saudi , and other rich oil Muslims countries don’t help their own. They dump them to the US for possible Muslim take over of the US in the future.


    The industrial Revolution ended in the early years of the 20th century. The bulk of our manufacturing jobs have been exported to foreign low wage countries and the remaining service sector employment can barely support an American family. In short we need foreign immigration now like we need a unprovoked war in Eastern Europe. All reasonable economic experts are now predicting an economic collapse that will at least equal that of the Great Depression if not far worse. The only encouraging outcome is that Liberal Democrats will finally run out of other people’s money to promote their Orwellian fantasy of total cradle to grave control by an all powerful central government !

  • wellilltellya

    congratulations barry you have succeeded in breaking Americas social system and immigration? depleted the armed forces to minimal ? and caused the biggest RACIAL DIVISION in history! now there is a LEGACY, and is ordering all the BLACKS vote as HE TELLS THEM? sounds to me like he is looking for someone to crown him KING of the third world country of AMERICA ? and our paid , sworn in, congress does NOTHING FOR AMERICA WHY? if they are not the ANSWER they are part of the PROBLEM? time to vote for NOT A SINGLE INCUMBENT back in office! let them find real job after letting all the immigrants in there ARE NONE ! what a crew ? RE-ELECTION is their main goal and seems like it consumes all THEIR TIME ?

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