In recent months there's been a plethora of immigration news stories about how "record deportations" are making life even more miserable for people who have no right to be here in the first place but who still insist that we owe them respect and dignity.
In New Jersey, for example, one newspaper reported this week that illegal aliens and their advocates charge that our deportation process is "a symbol of a ruthless immigration policy." Get that? Ruthless. (Things sure have changed since Barbara Jordan, who chaired President Clinton's immigration reform commission, testified before Congress that people must be deported if the nation's immigration policy was to have any credibility.)
But what the media and the American people are beginning to learn is that these "record deportations" are a myth, one that has been debunked by the "deporter in chief" himself, President Obama. He says the deportation statistics being thrown around like cheap confetti at a political rally are "deceptive." And if you can't believe the man in the White House, who can you believe?
Here's the skinny on how these "record" deportations came to be: The feds started including in their reports those illegals caught trying to enter the country and then being sent back over the border almost immediately. I suppose one can make the case that if numerous accounting methods are acceptable in the business world, why not how we count deportees?
Anyway, the fact is that our deportations are actually declining thanks in main to our benevolent Leader of Hope and Change whose annoyance with our Constitution has led to the gutting of our immigration laws that include fewer arrests and a few mini-amnesties.
For those of you who like statistics, check this out:
In 2011, the latest year for which complete numbers are available, stood at 715,495; that's the lowest level since 1973. The highest number of removals was 1,864,343 in 2000 during the Clinton administration.
Deportations that took place following interior enforcement fell 19 percent in 2012 from the previous year and is on track to fall another 22 percent in 2013.
See? Demonstrations and public appearances in recent years by illegal aliens with certain members of Congress have dispelled the myth that these lawbreakers are still "living in the shadows." Now you also know that they're not being booted out of the country in record numbers.
And you can help spread the word by contacting your local newspapers and TV stations each time they report otherwise.