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Obama Blamed for Nearly 2 Million Deportations

national council of la razaBy Andrew Scot Bolsinger

The head of the National Council of La Raza denounced the American government for its continued deportation of Latinos and for Congress’s inability to pass immigration reform.

Focusing on nearly two million immigrants deported during President Barack Obama’s time in office, Janet Marguia called Obama the “deporter in chief,” according to a report by The Root.

“For us, this president has been the deporter in chief,” Murguia said at an awards dinner Tuesday night. “Any day now, this administration will reach the 2 million mark for deportations. It is a staggering number that far outstrips any of his predecessors and leaves behind it a wake of devastation for families across America.”

During her speech Marguia had plenty of blame for both parties. She expressed strong sentiment against House Republicans for stalling on immigration reform after the Senate passed a comprehensive bill months ago.

You have had more than enough time to come up with legislation to move reform forward. It is time to stop the political gamesmanship,” she said.

Despite Republicans who focus on the need to deport more than 11 million undocumented immigrants believed to be in the country, Marguia said the president has the power to stop deportation policies that tear families apart.

Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey also spoke at the awards dinner where he was honored for his work. He wants Obama to halt deportations for relatives of U.S. citizens, young people who were brought to the country illegally by family members and legal residents, according to the Associated Press.

“I urge the president to take action today and halt needless deportations that are splitting apart our families and communities,” Menendez said. “The current deportation apparatus is an outrage and it’s a tragedy.”

Andrew Scot Bolsinger won more than two dozen press awards during his journalism career. He is a freelance writer, author and operates www.criminalu.co, which is focused on prison reform. He can reached at Andrew.Bolsinger@gmail.com

 

http://www.theroot.com/articles/politics/2014/03/latino_leader_calls_obama_deporter_in_chief.html?wpisrc=topstories

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  1. Can someone tell me how you can inter a country unauthorized and then demand to stay ignoring the laws of that land. What makes you think that you are above the law because you stole into this country. My President is following the law by having you deported back to your country. And why don’t you do something about your own country are you not a democracy? Why don’t you try to work and change your own country instead of breaking our laws and causing the US problems. If we allowed everyone to just walk into our country when ever they wanted to we would not have a country. I personally resent all these illegal people living and working here unauthorized.

  2. I support the President. Illegal immigrants should be deported.

    Some commit violent crimes against Black Americans and Americans.
    Some join violent and murderous gangs, sell drugs and kill people.
    Some hate black people and americans.
    Some are not thankful. When Jesse Jackson got them minority status, they did not say thank you.

    Some don’t want to speak English and merge into America. Remember Florida when “some” tried to change our language.

    So, the president is correct. He is not to blame. Remember, Latinos and Hispanics are Republicans. The Republicans are not responsible. The Latino immigrants are responsible for their deportations.

    If they would just keep their mouths shut and stay unnoticed, they would not be discovered. Take the Chinese for example, there are illegal chinese immigrants everywhere, but they don’t bring attention to themselves.

    They don’t yell the N-Word in public near Black people or help racists hurt Black people.

    Whether family or not, they should be deported because they are not here legally.

    But I will close by saying all immigrants who join the military and go to war for America should be made citizens of this country and that the immigrants who have legal status should not be treated as those who don’t have legal status. We should deport the illegal and violent immigrants, first.

  3. Can someone explain this to those knuckleheads in the TEAPARTY who believe whatever that Faux Snooze tells them about the President not doing enough about illegal immigrants coming into this country

  4. Even if he does, so be it, after all, back in 1964, the President’s father, Barack Obama Sr. was forcibly sent home to his native Kenya because he was dating a White woman, whom he later married. At the time in question, the Senior Obama was on the verge of completing a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University, of all places. And at the time in question, July of 1964, the then called INS provided the senior Obama with no immigration attorney, or anything remotely close. And despite his brilliance, the mean spirited INS, just repatriated him. That is what I called full blown racism. When the senior Obama got to Kenya, under the cloud of not obtaining the much – sought after Harvard Ph.D., life was never the same for him. He drank himself to death on Thanksgiving Day of 1982.
    Is this what the President remembers and feels compelled to be the Chief Deportation officer- even doing more deportations than any other US President? I will say this: If Obama Sr. came legally from Kenya to the United States, and was doing exceptionally well in his studies while at the cusp of obtaining a Ph.D. from Harvard, and he was repatriated for the most outrageous of reasons, and nobody gave a hoot, or cried foul, I will be very hesitant to defend any one who came to this, or any country illegally and seeking to gain a toe, or foothold. Take your chance, whatever comes to you, you take it.

  5. I heard no mention of Manifest Destiny, The Trail of Tears or the Louisiana Purchase in conjunction with the His-story, Ourstory of immigrants and emigrants of this God forsaken land. Let alone slavery and Mexico’s role in helping blacks. The whole things is out of control now but I cannot side with English thieves over people’s whose land was taken from them. Look it up, and blame Clinton and the corporations. NAFTA and GATT and CAFTA has been good to them. Hotep

  6. Dammed if you do the job dammed if you don’t! If you went through the red tape to enter this country legally and becoming a productive law abiding citizen…cool.

    However, entering the country illegally trivialize the legal immigrants. If prior Presidents did their job this would not be an issue for President Obama. Janet Marguia comes across as if the Latinos are the only ones being deported; if this is true than it may be an issue. There are thousands of Irish illegals throughout this country and in around Boston. Are they being deported? If people are being deported equally than there is no issue.

    Note: Boston has thousands of illegal Irish people yet the immigration finds the one black illegal immigrant to face deportation…Onyango Obama. Wow!

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