IMMIGRATION-- According to a Reuters Article (February 25, 2015) Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) data: Each year of Obama's presidency, the number of deportations are higher than any preceding president.
Critics accuse President Obama of being soft on immigration, the numbers don't show that to be true.
“America is expelling illegal immigrants at nine times the rate of 20 years ago; nearly 2m so far under Barack Obama, easily outpacing any previous president,” the Economist wrote in February 2014. “Border patrol agents no longer just patrol the border; they scour the country for illegals to eject. The deportation machine costs more than all other areas of federal criminal law-enforcement combined.”
Each year of the Obama administration has seen more deportations than any preceding president; the pre-Obama high of 358,886 removals in FY2008 came during President George W. Bush’s last full fiscal year in office.
So, when we talk about deportation, the numbers speak for themselves.