April 3, 2014
Despite reports to the contrary, deportations of illegal immigrants settled in the United States are down 40 percent since President Barack Obama took office, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Obama has taken heat from Latino groups, one leader dubbing him “deporter in chief,” amid furor that his administration has removed more illegal immigrants from the United States than his Republican predecessor, President George W. Bush.
What has risen, according to the Times, is the number of people apprehended at the border and returned to Mexico. The explanation is that it’s because of a change in who gets counted in statistics kept by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.