Monday, October 28, 2013

Obama's deportation record is one of discrimination


Tanya Golash-Boza takes the Obama administration to task for its immigration record -- and record numbers of removals -- in an op/ed in the Houston Chronicle:

"Republican President George W. Bush eight years to reach 2 million deportations. It took 20 presidents between 1892 and 1996 to reach as many deportations. Many activists find it ironic that Obama, the son of a Kenyan immigrant, will go down in history as the president who has deported the most people.

Obama's program of mass deportation is on par with other racially tainted tragedies in our history: Indian boarding schools that kept Native American children from their parents; internment camps where Japanese citizens and Japanese Americans were forced to live during World War II; and the Jim Crow laws that denied equal opportunities to African Americans."

Along similar lines, the New York Times today has editorialized that there should be a halt to Obama administration's mass removal campaign motivated by politics, not policy and humanitarian sense.


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