Human Rights Watch Offers Brutal Assessment On Obama Deportation Record

Human Rights Watch Offers Brutal Assessment On Obama Deportation Record

For all the caterwauling about Trump’s illegal alien plans and actions, where were the same complainers the previous eight years?

Obama’s deportations broke up US families, expelled people with no criminal record – HRW

Contrary to US Barack President Obama’s statements on immigration policy, his administration mass-deported people with no criminal record, as well as parents of US citizens, tearing apart families and local communities, a Human Rights Watch report found.

The report, entitled ‘I Still Need You’, suggested that Obama’s promising statements on immigration enforcement policy directly contradicted his administration’s actual approach towards immigrants. Prepared by HRW, it includes data specifically covering the State of California.

“We’re going to keep focusing enforcement resources on actual threats to our security,” Obama said in his 2014 address on what he referred to as “fixing the broken immigration system.”

“Felons, not families. Criminals, not children. Gang members, not a mom who’s working hard to provide for her kids,” he said.

However, Obama’s promise to tackle immigrants having criminal history did not stand the reality check, the HRW report found. Forty-seven percent of people detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) between October 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015 this period had no criminal history at all.

Most of the rest – 27 percent – had criminal histories that involved relatively minor offenses such as violation of immigration laws or drug use. And only 9 percent of immigration detainees could be identified as convicted of a violent felony according to California law, the report said, citing ICE data.


The report further finds that 47% of the people detained in California deported by Mr. Obama had U.S. born children, meaning he was breaking up families.

For the most part, these things were ignored by the media. There were no big front page articles about illegals living in fear and such. There was little criticism of Obama, DHS, nor ICE. There were little to no complaints about Obama’s actions not matching his rhetoric.

It’s also interesting how few news outlets are covering this report. Essentially, almost none. Certainly not the U.S. media. Imagine that HRW released it but the target was Trump: how many would lead with this?

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