Democrats just shrug about Biden’s border crisis but the numbers don’t lie
On top of everything else, the news that Joe Biden’s running mate, Dr. Alvaro Uribe, was arrested for corruption and sentenced to 14 years in prison last week didn’t help Joe Biden.
To be fair, many media outlets gave the story scant coverage or the fact that Uribe was arrested, let alone the details of his conviction. The Huffington Post gave the full details of the arrest and conviction, citing the San Antonio Express-News.
“Uribe was found guilty of conspiracy to traffic in firearms, money laundering and money laundering conspiracy as well as bribery over a scheme to use a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent to facilitate illegal aliens’ entry into the U.S.,” according to the newspaper. The judge sentenced Uribe to 14 years, according to the judge’s guilty plea memorandum dated March 31.
And while the story of the Uribe conviction was given scant attention by other reporters, one thing is abundantly clear: the number of immigrants deported under the Obama administration has dropped dramatically under the Trump administration.
Since Trump took office, the Department of Homeland Security has deported more than 40,000 immigrants, far fewer than the nearly 550,000 deported under the Obama administration. And while President Obama deported nearly 80,000 immigrants in 2015, the Trump administration deported just 14,000 immigrants.
So where does the reduction in deportations under the Trump administration come from?
According to a report released this week by the Pew Research Center, immigration arrests, deportations and removals fell for the first time in the last five years under President Trump.
The decline was attributed in large part to the implementation of the Trump administration’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and border patrol policies. While the number of deportations under President Obama’s tenure was down dramatically, the Trump administration has seen a drop in deportation statistics.
“The decline in the number of immigrants arrested under the Obama administration has not, however, led to any significant decline in the number of immigrants in the U.