'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
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The Republican chairman of the House Judiciary Committee is charging that the Obama administration has "falsified" deportation records to artificially boost numbers — a move critics of the Homeland Security Department have long suspected.
Montgomery County Council members on Tuesday introduced a resolution opposing a federal program that flags arrested illegal immigrants for deportation.
"The administration's immigration enforcement strategy is focused on enhancing public safety, border security and the integrity of the immigration system," said spokesman Ross Feinstein, adding that the administration's prioritization has boosted the number of criminals being deported and has led to a drop in the number of illegal immigrants trying to cross the border in the first place.
"These historic results reflect the success of the administration's strategy and are attributable, in part, to the unprecedented support ICE is providing to the Border Patrol along the southwest border. The combined efforts of ICE and [U.S. Customs and Border Protection] have created the most effective immigration enforcement effort in recent history," he said.