December 06, 2017

ICE Officials Reveal Obama Blocked Deportations for 550,000 Illegal Aliens

Rebel Staff

During Barack Obama's time in the White House, it was clear to many that he was far more concerned with protecting illegal immigrants inside the U.S. than he was with actually enforcing immigration laws.

Now that Donald Trump is in office, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officials are free to actually do their jobs again, and they are opening up about just how bad things got under Obama's leadership.

U.S. immigration officials have revealed that they face a deportation backlog of 550,000 illegal immigrants who were given temporary amnesty by former President Obama or simply let off the hook by liberal judges.

The massive backlog is being tackled by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, but the sheer numbers — bigger than the populations of Atlanta or Sacramento -- is overwhelming the agency’s enforcement and removal department.

This week as ICE and other immigration officials reviewed successes under President Trump, a reporter asked Matthew T. Albence, executive associate director for enforcement and removal operations, if he knew the number of outstanding deportation orders. The conversation went this way:

Albence: “Ballpark is going to be around 550,000.”

Reporter: “Whoa. Why is it so high?”

Albence: “Well for a large part of the last four or five years we’ve been unable to take enforcement action against those individuals.”

Under Obama, many deportation actions were delayed starting in 2014, he said.

Even if ICE officers found one in a jail, Albence said that they were advised against seizing the illegal. “Our officers had to turn their heads and walk the other way. So that’s a large part of that problem, the fact that we couldn’t enforce the law,” he said.

And liberal judges also forgave or protected illegals, even illegal populations like several Iraqi’s in the Detroit area, some sought for murder, according to ICE.

“We need to hold liberal judges accountable,” said ICE Acting Director Thomas D. Homan.

And, he added, a third factor in the build up of deportation orders is because some 300 sanctuary cities refused to let ICE officers into city jails to seize illegals.

Frankly, this is incredibly disturbing. The president and his fellow government officials can't simply pick and choose which laws they will enforce and which ones they won't. Immigration laws are real laws that must be enforced effectively in order to be taken seriously. 

The main problem with what Obama did is that it removes any incentive for immigrants to come to the U.S. by legal means. If even the president of the United States doesn't believe that deportation laws should be enforced, why would anyone want undergo the legal immigration process, which can take years?

In the end, enforcing immigration laws is crucial to motivate immigrants to come to his country legally, and for the safety of the American people. 

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commented 2017-12-25 19:26:11 -0500
commented 2017-12-08 01:54:07 -0500
Why should any rational person, except a devoted butt-kisser, see anything more than the true nature of Barak Hussein “Assalamualaikum” Obama in this, and what he wrought in his eight years in office?… The greatest and most dangerous infiltration into America’s democracy in its history…
commented 2017-12-07 13:22:42 -0500
This is what Canada is quickly becoming under Baby Doc Trudeau. Decades ago, his father Papa Doc began the process of giving illegals every opportunity to remain and then simply disappear into the general population. Now, Baby Doc wants to finally finish us off.

Even those who would actually show up for immigration hearings, it would take at least ten years to go through the entire process. In the end they would hide in a church basement getting a lot of sympathetic news coverage creating embarrassment for the government and relevant Ministers, and usually granted permission to remain.

Under Stephen Harper (Remember him? Miss him?) the illegals were deported. Now, we pay for their stay, give them an allowance so they have moola in their pockets, feed them, get them on provincial welfare (ahhh… social services), give them better medical attention than we the tax payer can receive (including free dental and glasses), and so on.

Meanwhile, the need for visas for supposed visitors to our country has vanished and countries (ie: Mexico) are now exporting their problems here. Canadians should leave our country, return through a different legal or illegal entry point, and claim refugee status. Its a tempting idea as I am from racist Quebec and should demand refugee status in the land called Rest of Canada. Who knows, it just might work under Baby Doc’s Turtle Island.
commented 2017-12-07 11:06:02 -0500
Obama is no more than a Saul Alinsky Marxists.
commented 2017-12-07 09:26:00 -0500
I’m afraid the the mass exodus of 550,000 illegal immigrants from the US will have a detrimental effect on Canada.
After all, our borders are like a one way valve. Illegals can leave the US but cannot return.
They will leave and the second country of choice in the Americas is Canada. It would be first if not for the cold winter seasons that we experience.
commented 2017-12-07 01:35:39 -0500
Trump should get some land right next to where hypocrite celebrities live and put a bunch of them there.
commented 2017-12-07 01:34:35 -0500
I wonder how Barack would feel if it was one of his daughters instead of Kate Steinle?
commented 2017-12-07 01:33:50 -0500
Hope Trump keeps the clean up going. Obama will lose his friggin mind.
commented 2017-12-06 20:36:04 -0500
What a mess in the US.
Can you envision the US today if Hillary were to have won?
Many US citizens have no clue how fortunate they are to have Trump as the POTUS.
How can 500,000 plus illegal immigrants be good for a country?
Keep MAGA Trump.
commented 2017-12-06 20:18:50 -0500
Tammie—All three of your recommendations would eliminate the backlog. If we could only charge and jail Liberal Judges, Democracies would run so much better.
commented 2017-12-06 20:07:31 -0500
Just Whacobama looking after his Brothers
commented 2017-12-06 19:21:47 -0500
Perhaps the National Guard can be used to help ICE address the backlog, defund sanctuary cities and charge liberal judges who support the illegal immigration industry.