December 24, 2015

TRUMP PROPOSES, OBAMA DISPOSES: U.S. Plans Mass Deportation of Illegal Central American Migrants.

To stanch the flow of illegal migrants, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is preparing a national operation to deport Central American families in the U.S. who have evaded removal orders, according to a government official with knowledge of the plan.

Raids by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a DHS unit, would begin in January and target hundreds of families that entered the U.S. illegally and who have ignored a final order to leave the country, said the official. Such an order is issued by a judge in immigration court. . . .

The possible roundup for deportation of families caught immigrant advocates by surprise.

“This is the last thing we expected from the administration at this point, given the court decision,” said Marilena Hincapie, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center, an advocacy organization in Los Angeles. “It is time that administration acknowledge once and for all that these mothers and children are refugees just like Syrians.”

Ms. Hincapie said such a plan “really puts immigrant families on edge.”

On Tuesday, the administration announced that it deported 235,413 in the year that ended Sept. 30, a 25% drop from the previous year and the lowest since Mr. Obama took office. In fiscal 2014, the U.S. removed 315,953 people.

Pretty sure that if Trump had advocated this, it would be racist and absurd. But since Obama’s doing it, it’s fine.

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