What The Left Doesn’t Get About Deportation
A few days ago I read an article on the lefty website The Nation. Yes, I know what you’re thinking, but it’s good to keep up with what the enemy is thinking from time to time. And believe you me – today’s left is our enemy.
The article was entitled, “How Many Presidents Does It Take to Deport 11 Million People?”
I thought, gee, whatever can this be about? Leftist rag plus illegal aliens – couldn’t have anything to do with the Trump and Cruz proposals to deport all illegals, can it? Well, son of a gun – lucky guess, because, sure enough, the subtitle said it all: “There’s nothing realistic about the deportation fantasies of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. But that doesn’t make them any less terrifying.”
The writer, Tanya Golash-Boza, begins by decrying this current election cycle as “a blistering season of demagoguery, nativism, and outright racism,” for both candidates to wish to deport all 11 million “undocumented migrants.”
At the start of her column (I assume she is a her and not some form of transgendered hybrid), Boza claims to have done actual research on deportations. I find this curious as she claims, “The highest number of people ever deported from the United States in a given year is 237,941. That was the number of ‘interior removals’ reported by the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in 2009.”
She adds: “Before 1995, there were never more than 50,000 total removals (including people caught crossing the border). Only in 2003 were figures for interior and border removals reported separately, at which time there were 30,000 interior removals.”