Tuesday, January 22, 2013

7 Immigration Numbers from President Obama's First Term

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. 1.6 million people "deported" in the President's first term (32,886 people per month);
  2. $18 billion spent on immigration enforcement;
  3. 97% of the country is now under the immigration enforcement program known as Secure Communities;
  4. 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;
  5. 0 representing the net migration of immigrants from Mexico;
  6. 92 days are left on the deadline that evangelicals have given the President to tackle immigration reform; and
  7. 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!

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