Latino Leader Calls Obama ‘Deporter-in-Chief’ - the Root
Latino activist called President Barack Obama the “deporter in chief,” denouncing the administration’s deportation of nearly 2 million immigrants, the Associated Press reports.
Janet Murguia, who heads the National Council of La Raza, didn’t just direct her anger over the deportations at the president. She also voiced her displeasure with House Republicans for stalling on immigration legislation, as a comprehensive bill has languished more than eight months after the Senate passed it.
“For us, this president has been the deporter in chief,” Murguia said at an awards dinner Tuesday night. “Any day now, this administration will reach the 2 million mark for deportations. It is a staggering number that far outstrips any of his predecessors and leaves behind it a wake of devastation for families across America.”
According to AP, since Obama took office the Immigration and Customs Enforcement has removed nearly 2 million immigrants in an aggressive enforcement of current law.