The Syracuse study also noted the fewer illegal aliens were given the gate during the first 9 monthsof this year than during the same period in the Bush Administration Syracuse study credits Obama administration. The tally was is 142,321 in 2009 compared to 169,429in 2008.
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illegal immigrants were removed from the United States during the first nine months of
this fiscal year than during the same period in 2008, when Republican George W. Bush
was president and controlled immigration enforcement.The number of those ejected from the country between Oct. 1, 2009, and June 30 of this
year is nearly twice as high as it was in the same period ending June 30, 2005.
The TRAC report also shows the Obama administration is devoting more resources to
removing those who have committed serious crimes.
During the first nine months of the fiscal year, TRAC, using Immigration and Customs
Enforcement data, figures 136,714 “criminal aliens” were deported. That same figure in
2008 was 85,334. That was counterbalanced by a decrease in removals of non-criminal aliens. The figure for the first nine months of this fiscal year is 142,321, compared to 169,429 at the same timein 2008.
The report comes in the middle of an ongoing barrage of criticism at the president and
homeland security chief Janet Napolitano by many Republicans. And integral to that has
been Arizona’s approval of a tough new law aimed giving police more power to detain
immigrants – though much of that has been stayed by a federal judge – based on claims
the state needs to act because the federal government is not.