Administration 'cooked the books' on deportation numbers

This is astonishing. The Daily Caller reports that documents obtained by the House Judiciary Committee show that the Obama administration falsfied reports of record deportation of illegals. Based in internal documents from ICE, deportations are actually down. According to the committee's review, in 2011 officials at the Department of Homeland Security began including the number of individuals removed through the Alien Transfer Exit Program (ATEP) in its annual removal numbers. ATEP is a program which moves apprehended illegal immigrants to another point along the border. The committee chair claims that counting those individuals as removals is misleading because there are no repercussions for illegal immigrants who are deported through the program, and they can simply try to re-enter. "It is dishonest to count illegal immigrants apprehended by the Border Patrol along the border as ICE removals," Smith explained in a statement. "And these 'removals' from the Border Patrol...(Read Full Post)