Two Million Illegal Immigrants Deported Under President Obama? Critics Claim That Isn’t True

The number of illegal immigrants deported under President Obama have reached two million people and already and various groups in favor of immigration reform have been organizing protests.

In a related report by The Inquisitr, talks about amnesty for illegal immigrants has shifted to discussing options where the millions of illegal aliens are given the opportunity to earn their citizenship in some manner. In this case, one Democrat suggested that illegal aliens who enlist in the US military should earn amnesty and Republicans were not too happy with the idea:

“As soon as they raise their hand and say, ‘I’m unlawfully present in the United States,’ we’re not going take your oath into the military, but we’re going to take your deposition and we have a bus for you to Tijuana. That’s the law. If we’re going to put out the bait, which is: come into the U.S., break in, so to speak, smuggle yourself into the military, put on the uniform of the United States, take an oath to uphold our Constitution, which may or may not mean anything to them, and now we’re going to reward you with citizenship — I think it’s just a bizarre thing to do, to reward people for breaking our laws. That’s what amnesty is.”

President Obama largely has been perceived as being soft on enforcing existing immigration laws, but some people are trying to label him the “deporter in chief” for the recent record set by the administration. But Jessica Vaughan of the Center for Immigration Studies claims the numbers are inflated because of the way they are counted. Now those who are caught at the border trying to sneak in are counted as being deported, when that was not the case in previous years:

“Yes, on paper, the number of deportations did hit a record. But the types of cases counted to achieve that record changed dramatically.”

The reports claim that if the numbers are calculated correctly then Obama’s record on deportation ranks far, far lower:

“To account for this difference, she counts the total number of illegal immigrants sent back as reported by all immigration-related agencies, starting with President Eisenhower. What she finds is that the real deporter in chief was President Clinton, who sent an annual average of 1.5 million illegal immigrants out of the US. Obama ranks seventh, sending an average of 800,000 per year packing.”

What do you think about President Obama’s policies in regard to immigration reform and illegal immigrants?