Code Red Politics

Trump deporting immigrants at slower pace than Obama

Despite a larger number of deportations in fiscal 2018 than 2017, the Trump administration’s deportation levels still fall below those under the early years of the Obama administration, according to an Axios report.

Under the Obama administration, deportations by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials surpassed 385,000 each year between fiscal 2009 and 2011, Axios reports, citing data from the Department of Homeland Security.

In Fiscal 2012, deportations hit a high of more than 409,000, the outlet reports.

But toward the end of Obama’s second term, deportations fell below 250,000 people per year in Fiscal 2015 and 2016.

By comparison, ICE deportations under President Trump dropped to about 226,000 in Fiscal 2017, according to Axios. This number jumped to more than 250,000 in Fiscal 2018.

The Trump administration hit its highest total yet this fiscal year, with more than 282,000 deportations as of June.

Trump has made immigration a core issue for his administration since he took office.

On Monday, he issued a surprise announcement threatening to deport “millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States.” 

Source: The Hill



4 dead, 2 wounded in Southern California stabbings

A man who was “full of anger” went on a two-hour stabbing and robbery rampage in Southern California, killing four people and wounding two others, authorities said Wednesday...   Read More


Elizabeth Warren calls Trump a white supremacist

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a top Democrat in the 2020 presidential elections, said President Trump is a white supremacist and has done “everything in his power to stir up racial conflict and hatred in this country...   Read More


Twitter locks McConnell campaign’s account over video of protesters

Twitter locked Sen. Mitch McConnell’s campaign account after he posted a video of protesters gathered in front of his Kentucky home, shouting that he should “die” and break his “little raggedy wrinkled-ass neck...   Read More


Will 2020 be a repeat of 2004 for Dems?

Democrats by 2004 had become obsessed with defeating incumbent President George W. Bush...   Read More


Republicans Coalescing around Gun Control now?

Congressional Republicans, under intense pressure to respond to this weekend’s massacres, are coalescing around legislation to help law enforcement take guns from...   Read More

© 2017- 2019, All rights reserved