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Citizen Orange provides a transcript of a recent NPR interview with Luis Miranda, Director of Hispanic Media at the White House (H/T Greg Siskind):
Luis Miranda: The expectation is, we'll continue to see deportation numbers at similar rates because that's what they are based on Congressional funding.[...]
Today, ICE released FAQs about the prioritization (the FAQs are largely a defense against the complaint that this is an administrative amnesty), baldly stating:
Maria Hinojosa: Luis, but can you really say that this White House has prioritized it's resources when now the number that is carried by President Obama is the fact that he has deported more immigrants than any other President in U.S. History?
Mr. Miranda: And you know it's such a misleading number because it is really a factor of congressional funding for this. So any President who would have come in would have had a similar number of deportations.[...]
Ms. Hinojosa: So the Obama administration, at this point, will continue to reach that number of a 400,000 deportation per year
Mr. Miranda: Well we don't have a specific quota, but the funding from Congress is going to put any President in that range.
Does the implementation of the process mean that only individuals with criminal convictions will be removed?
So, nothing has really changed. The same number of people will continue to be deported for the same
reasons as before. It is clear that the primary purpose of the so-called prioritization is to not to offer deportation relief for immigrants, but to parade a few "show cases" for the news media to achieve public relations relief for the administration. It is disturbing that the so-called pro-immigrant Washington elites are helping the administration to pretend that it is doing something positive on immigration. Re-electing President Obama seems to be a higher priority for the so-called pro-immigrant DC voices than holding the Administration's feet to the fire on immigration matters, even when hundreds of thousands of immigrant families continue to be broken up as a matter of policy, and millions live in fear. Fortunately, we now have a lively immigrant media, who cannot be so easily fooled time and time again. This administration's expectation that they will keep winning the Hispanic vote with words and promises alone, while its actions continue to wage war against immigrants, will not work this time around. We are confident that New Mexico, Nevada, Colarado and above all, Florida will be lost to Mr. Obama and his Party even should the Republicans nominate someone considerably right-of-center. Please express your opinions using our letters section or by writing to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No. Many individuals who have violated civil immigration law but lack a criminal conviction are a DHS priority for removal from the United States.
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