Illegal immigration: Are Obama deportations truly aimed at ‘criminals’? (Courtesy of CSM)

Illegal immigration: Are Obama deportations truly aimed at ‘criminals’?

US says it deported a record 216,000 ‘criminal aliens’ in fiscal 2011, but immigration court statistics show a drop in criminal deportation proceedings from the Bush years. How do those square?

By Patrik Jonsson, Staff writer / December 1, 2011

Immigration attorney Matthew Kolken is openly questioning the forthrightness of the Obama administration these days. He knows the Obama administration is in a tough spot. Congress is refusing to take up immigration reform, and the president is being squeezed between Republicanswho claim he is soft on border crossers and Hispanics who say he has not done enough to resolve the status of longtime illegal immigrants.

[For the full article please see the original report published by the Christian Science Monitor at: http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2011/1201/Illegal-immigration-Are-Obama-deportations-truly-aimed-at-criminals?cmpid=addthis_email#.TtkECdT1wnk.email ]

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