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Biden border official reveals White House has removed a FRACTION of migrants compared to Obama

A top Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) official admitted under oath that his agency removed seven times more migrants under President Obama in 2012 than it did under President Biden.

Executive Associate Director for Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Corey Price made the stunning admission during a Sept. 9 deposition as part of a lawsuit by Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other agencies.

‘Director, ICE is currently removing fewer aliens from the United States than it has in the last decade, correct?’ Florida Chief Deputy Attorney General John Guard asked.

‘I don’t have the last ten years’ data available. But it’s less than at least the last four years I’ve been here,’ Price replied.

Executive Associate Director for Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Corey Price made the stunning admission during a Sept. 9 deposition as part of a lawsuit filed by Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody

Executive Associate Director for Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Corey Price made the stunning admission during a Sept. 9 deposition as part of a lawsuit filed by Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody

Migrants from Central and South America wait near the residence of US Vice President Kamala Harris after being dropped off on September 15, 2022 in Washington, DC

Migrants from Central and South America wait near the residence of US Vice President Kamala Harris after being dropped off on September 15, 2022 in Washington, DC

Migrants from Central and South America wait near the residence of US Vice President Kamala Harris after being dropped off on September 15, 2022 in Washington, DC

From 2008 to 2016, ICE removed up to 400,000 aliens a year and never less than 230,000.  In 2021, the agency removed only 55,598 aliens

From 2008 to 2016, ICE removed up to 400,000 aliens a year and never less than 230,000.  In 2021, the agency removed only 55,598 aliens

From 2008 to 2016, ICE removed up to 400,000 aliens a year and never less than 230,000. In 2021, the agency removed only 55,598 aliens

‘In 2012, a decade ago, under President Obama, ICE removed almost eight times, or excuse me, almost seven times the number of aliens than the Biden administration did in either 2021 or 2022, right?’ asked the lawyer.

“It looks right,” Price said.

From 2008 to 2016, ICE removed up to 400,000 aliens a year and never less than 230,000. In 2021, the agency removed only 55,598 aliens.

Price also testified that ICE detained far fewer migrants under Biden in 2021 than it did under Trump in 2019.

‘In 2021, ICE detained about 40 percent more aliens than it did in 2019, right? And it’s 50,000 to 19,254,’ Guard said.

“Looks right,” Price replied.

That’s despite nearly twice as many migrant encounters at the southern border in fiscal year 2021 as there were in 2019 — 1,734,686 to 977,509.

The latest data from Customs and Border Protection (CBP) so far shows 2,150,638 encounters for 2022, with one month left in the fiscal year.

Price also testified that ICE detained far fewer migrants under Biden in 2021 than it did under Trump in 2019

Price also testified that ICE detained far fewer migrants under Biden in 2021 than it did under Trump in 2019

Price also testified that ICE detained far fewer migrants under Biden in 2021 than it did under Trump in 2019

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1663918102 95 Biden border official reveals White House has removed a FRACTION

A new CRC Research poll for the 85 Fund, a conservative group, found that a majority of Americans believe that “sanctuary cities” should help house illegal migrants, just as border cities do

Venezuelan migrants walk along the US border fence after crossing the Rio Grande from Mexico to report to the US Border Patrol on September 22, 2022 in El Paso, Texas

Venezuelan migrants walk along the US border fence after crossing the Rio Grande from Mexico to report to the US Border Patrol on September 22, 2022 in El Paso, Texas

Venezuelan migrants walk along the US border fence after crossing the Rio Grande from Mexico to report to the US Border Patrol on September 22, 2022 in El Paso, Texas

Meanwhile, a new CRC Research poll for 85 Fund, a conservative group, found that a majority of Americans believe that ‘sanctuary cities’ should help house illegal migrants, just as border cities do.

The poll, obtained by National Review, asked: ‘To deal with the influx of illegal immigrants crossing the border, the state of Texas has sent busloads of immigrants to other states and sanctuary cities, including Chicago, New York City and Washington DC. Do you agree or disagree that sanctuary cities should share the burden of dealing with these illegals and not just the border states?’

Even a slim majority of Democrats — 51 percent — agreed, as did 78 percent of Republicans and 63 percent of independents.

Recently, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis made waves by sending two chartered planes carrying 50 migrants to Martha’s Vineyard, a billionaire enclave off Massachusetts.

Democrats rejected the move, with California Gov. Gavin Newsom suggesting the Justice Department investigate states that potentially “kidnap” migrants to fly them to other states.