This blog post is a rebuttal to the article title “Dispatches: The Truth Behind US Deportation Numbers” posted on HRW.org by Grace Meng.
I am not sure that Grace really understands. I am not sure if she is an American or not (I have done no research on her) so I cannot speculate why she believes the way she does.
What I can say is that even though her research might be good and article on target from her ‘narrow’ perspective… it is seriously flawed from other perspectives. When you really examine the big picture her article has significant holes in it. Her article leaves out a lot of facts and consequences because she is uninformed.
In the first paragraph she wrote about the transparency and deception of the Obama Administration. For most of us, this is no surprise, why should it surprise her? For one thing she has not figured out that the Obama administration has deceived the world since he came into office. He has lied about spying on world leaders, he has lied about closing Gitmo, he has lied about so many things it is not even easy to fathom. Please refer to this article: http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/obameter/rulings/promise-broken/.
In the second paragraph she seems to think ‘illegal immigration’ is not a serious enough crime to warrant deportation. Even though I suspect the Obama administration is NOT hard enough on this crime, she sites some mansy pansy Human Rights investigation piece that shows how we have violated the human rights of illegal immigrants by deporting them for ‘lesser crimes’. Well I hate to clear this up for you GRACE but any country has the right to deport non-citizens for ANY REASON and in fact many think just them being here is a deportable crime. It is NOT a human rights violation to deport someone because they tried to ignore our sovereignty and cut the legal immigration lines to get here. My wife is an immigrant and I have many friends that are immigrants and because these illegals are being given amnesty OR not being deported is a slap in the face of ALL LEGAL IMMGRANTS. I for one think that the theory that because Mexico is close enough and the border porous enough that it is OK to allow them to get citizenship when they cross illegally IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME. Grace it should NOT BE GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU.
In her third paragraph she stated “Until fairly recently, crossing the border illegally was treated as a civil, not criminal, offense. Only in the last decade have these prosecutions skyrocketed to the point that illegal entry and reentry are the most prosecuted federal crimes” and I say well WAHHHHH because it is a crime GRACE. What should we do Grace? Give up our sovereignty and open the border for all? Are you kidding? This is NOT A HUMAN RIGHTS problem… it is a problem of national sovereignty being violated and these mansy pansy human rights activists are making it out to be more then it is. In this same paragraph she says, “In other words, the Obama administration has been at least as successful at turning non-criminal migrants into criminals as at apprehending and deporting actual criminals. As Human Rights Watch detailed in a 2013 report, these prosecutions increasingly involve immigrants with minor or no criminal history who are trying to reenter the United States to join family members, who often are US citizens.” but I say how does arresting people and documenting them then deporting them make them a criminal in their home country? For here they ARE CRIMINALS because they violated immigration law. What do you tell all those people that had to wait in lines, pay fees, drown in paperwork and finally get citizenship? The message you send by open borders OR failing to prosecute or deport illegal immigrants is that it is better to do things illegally then legally.
In her last paragraph she states, “By touting its numbers and claiming that immigration enforcement is focused on deporting serious criminals, the Obama administration has fed the dangerous misperception that unauthorized immigration in and of itself represents a threat to public safety” and apparently she does not understand that illegal immigration DOES represent a threat to public safety because gang members, drug cartel members and terrorists find their way through the same way. This is by far the worst part of the illegal immigration argument ever. How do you stop illegal immigrants from middle eastern countries if they have fake Mexican credentials and seem to be here just to get a better life for their family? How do you know who they are? All you have to do Grace is go talk to anyone living along the Mexican border to understand that violent crimes are committed in large numbers by illegal immigrants.
You are blind GRACE MENG like most liberals!