Past Features

December 23, 2015

The Border is Secure!
Only 675,000 got past the Border Patrol -- most for good

Stephen Dinan -- Washington Times -- December 22, 2015   
U.S. deports fewer illegals, criminals as Obama amnesty kicks in
Chance of illegal immigrant being deported is 1 in 164
    President Obama slashed the number of deportations in 2015, the administration announced Tuesday, removing out only about 235,000 aliens from the U.S. as his amnesty kicked into full gear, putting most illegal immigrants out of reach of agents.
    Overall deportations dropped by 32 percent, and even deportations of criminals --- whom Mr. Obama had said he wanted to focus on --- dropped by 27 percent compared to fiscal year 2014, according to year-end statistics released by Homeland Security.
    Homeland Security officials cheered the drop, saying they've made good on Mr. Obama's plan to stop deporting rank-and-file illegal immigrants who have kept out of trouble, other than violating immigration laws.
    And they claimed good news on the border as well, where apprehensions are down dramatically, falling to about 337,000, or the lowest number since 2011, and is far lower than the peak of 1.6 million caught at the border in 2000.
    Apprehensions are seen to be a good indicator of overall flows, so if the number of those caught drops. it's believed to be a good indicator that fewer people are even trying to jump the border.
    But the good news may be short-lived.
    
Already two months into fiscal year 2016, which began in October, the number of Central American children traveling alone and families traveling together has surged to its highest rate ever, leaving Homeland Security scrambling to address a problem Mr. Johnson had thought he'd licked in 2014.
    “We will be challenged again by a variety of factors driving illegal migration to the U.S., mostly from Central America, and we are redoubling our border security efforts now to meet that challenge,” Mr. Johnson said in a statement acknowledging the problem and detailing the final 2015 results.

Glenn Spencer -- American Patrol Report
Home Free in Aztlan
    We apprehended 337,000 people trying to cross the border illegally in FY 2015. Most say we catch one-in-three. So, 1/3 X Total Crossings = 337,000.
     So, Total Crossings = 337.000 divided by (1/3) or 1,012,000. Subtracting those apprehended from Total Crossings gives us Gotaways = 1,012,000 - 337,000, or 675,012. That's how many got past the US Border Patrol.  
    The Washington Times reports: "Overall, 235,413 people were deported by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in 2015, with most of those being caught at the border. Only 69,475 were caught in the interior --- down from about 87,000 a year earlier. Of those, 63,127 had criminal records --- a higher percentage than in the past, but still a lower total number.” This is nonsense. People who are removed after being caught at the border are not deported - they leave voluntarily.
    The total number of people actually deported from the interior, 69,475, is 1/160th of the total number of illegal aliens in the country. Ninety one percent of those deported had committed a crime. If you don't get arrested outside a sanctuary, your chances of being deported are not 1/160 - they are 1/1,733. If you live in a sanctuary city, that probability approaches zero.
    So, cross the border and head for a sanctuary city and avoid getting arrested for murder, and you are home free --- in Aztlan.

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