Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Just when I thought I could go back to posting photos, boxes, etc.

I saw this:

"Latinos now make up the majority of people in federal prisons, mostly because of nonviolent immigration offenses. That means that not only has the Obama administration deported more Latinos than any previous president, it's also incarcerated more Latinos than ever before."

And I get it, big time.
 MYTH 1: Most of the people the Obama administration is deporting are criminals.
QUOTE: “Today more than half of all removals are people with criminal records.” Cecilia Muñoz – director of intergovernmental affairs at the White House 1
FACT: According to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) own numbers, 79% of deportees under Secure Communities (S-Comm) had no criminal records or had been picked up for low-level offenses such as traffic violations. This means thousands of innocent people have been picked up and deported.2
1. "In the Debate Over Immigration and Deportations, the Facts Matter," The White House Blog, 8/16/11
2. "Documents Show ICE Misled California Officials about Secure Communities," America's Voice Online, 4/18/11


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