Obama, Anti-Immigration Hawk

Sep 22 2011 @ 10:49am

Surprise! Barack is outpacing Dubya:

The Obama administration had deported about 1.06 million as of September 12, against 1.57 million in Bush's two full presidential terms.

Adam Serwer frowns:

Theoretically Obama's strict enforcement policies were supposed to lay the groundwork for comprehensive immigration reform. But being a bigger enforcement hawk than Bush not only didn't bring any Republicans to the table; it also hasn't torn them from the alternate universe in which Obama is mailing green cards to every unauthorized immigrant in the country. Give that more than half of Latino voters know someone who is undocumented, there could be substantial consequences for the president when he seeks to win the Latino vote again in 2012. There's always the possibility, though, that the GOP will rescue the president's standing among Latino voters when they seek to harness the anti-immigrant fervor of their base.