by John Urban | Top Right News
Appearing on FOX News with Neil Cavuto, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, known nationwide as the “America’s Toughest Sheriff,” explained why Obama’s claim that 2 million illegal aliens have been deported under his administration is not true.
Sheriff Joe says that there is clear evidence, based on his experience and a survey he commissioned:
You can play around with statistics. I always had a feeling that a lot of these people put on hold, turned over to I.C.E. (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), really were not being deported. I did a survey the last three months and found out that (out of) over 1,200 illegal aliens in our jails, one-third, about 400 that were released in the past had criminal records and they’re still being booked back into the jail–six, seven, eight times, keep coming back. How come they’re not deported? That’s why they should be. They’re high-level violators. So that’s a question I have regarding this situation.
Arpaio then goes on to explain to Cavuto that the Obama administration’s accounting methods for calculating deportations are fraudulent and testimony from the new head of Homeland Security is evidence:
According the the testimony of the new Homeland Security guy, he admitted that when they come across the border, they just dump them back, but they’re claimed in the deportations, when under the Bush administration and others never including them in the deportations statistic.
Sheriff Joe is 100% correct. At a March 12 appearance before Congress, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson finally admitted what TRN has been reporting for 2 years — Obama has cooked the books on deportations stats. Obama’s DHS counts border rejections as deportations — which no prior U.S. administration had ever done. So many were double-counted, in fact, that if you use the same standard used by the Bush, Clinton and other presidents, Barack Obama has actually deported fewer illegals than Jimmy Carter!
The chart below tells the truthful tale. For a detailed look behind the numbers, see the fine work CIS has done here.