Univision's Ted Hesson just wrote an article entitled "7 Numbers That Tell the Story of Obama on Immigration." It is a nice snapshot of what has occurred over the last four years.
Here they are:
- 1.6 million people "deported" in the President's first term (32,886 people per month);
- $18 billion spent on immigration enforcement;
- 97% of the country is now under the immigration enforcement program known as Secure Communities;
- 68 representing the amount of beds located in the new deportation jail in Karnes County, Texas that is being billed as a more humane way to cage immigrants;
- 0 representing the net migration of immigrants from Mexico;
- 92 days are left on the deadline that evangelicals have given the President to tackle immigration reform; and
- 154,404 representing the number of Deferred Action approvals (407,899 submitted) as of January 22, 2013.
So there ya have it.
Four more years! Four more years!
Matthew Kolken is a trial lawyer with experience in all aspects of United States Immigration Law including Immigration Courts throughout the United States, and appellate practice before the Board of Immigration Appeals, the U.S. District Courts, and U.S. Courts of Appeals. He is admitted to practice in the courts of the State of New York , the United States District Court for the Western District of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).