Andrew Becker, a reporter with the Center for Investigative Reporting, has an article being cross posted at The Washington Post describing how the Obama Administration, trying to seem like it is tough on illegal immigration, has used some serious voodoo math to pretend like they deported more illegals this year than last year.
When ICE officials realized in the final weeks of the fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30, that the agency still was in jeopardy of falling short of last year’s mark, they scrambled to reach the goal. Officials quietly directed immigration officers to bypass backlogged immigration courts and time-consuming deportation hearings whenever possible, internal emails and interviews show.
Instead, officials told immigration officers to encourage eligible foreign nationals to accept a quick pass to their countries without a negative mark on their immigration record, ICE employees said.
The option, known as voluntary return, may ...