Obama was asked to address an increase in deportations that has occurred during his tenure. He said the numbers are "a little deceptive." Apprehensions at the border are counted as deportations in the reported statistics, Obama said, so the uptick in deportations is caused by "more effective" border control, not by deportations of otherwise law-abiding illegal immigrants."
Here's an example of that "effective" border control, via The Blaze.
Two men of Bangladeshi origin were caught by Customs and Border Protection illegally crossing the US-Mexico border last June and admitted they were members of a terrorist organization that allied with Bin Laden against America.
Now, it appears at least one of those men is free after posting bail and claiming asylum. And the Department of Homeland security has no idea where he is.
The information is according to a report this week by Pajamas Media, which gives some background on these suspected terrorists:
“The two men, Muhammad Nazmul Hasan and Mirza Muhammad Saifuddin, were intercepted near Naco, Arizona, not long after they had crossed the border on June 25, 2010. During their interrogation, one of the men admitted that they were members of Harakat-ul-Jihad-i-Islami Bangladesh (HuJI-B), which was designated a terrorist organization by the United States in February 2008.”
The State Department designated HuJI-B as a terrorist organization in 2008. The group has a long history of deadly bombings against India, and wages Jihad alongside other terrorist organizations with the goal of a global caliphate. According to Long War Journal, the terrorist group HuJI-B operates by recruiting from:
“Madrassas, or religious schools, in Bangladesh and are trained in al Qaeda and Taliban camps Pakistan and Afghanistan. The Bangladeshi terror group plays a crucial role in training jihadists from southern Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia and Brunei and provide[s] manpower for al Qaeda’s affiliates in Jammu and Kashmir, Afghanistan, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Chechnya.”
So we have to ask the question, if a self-proclaimed terrorist is in the United States illegally, wouldn’t deportation at a minimum be a better option than releasing him on bail?
What say you, Janet Incompitano? "The system worked?"
No wonder the State of Arizona passed and signed into law SB 1070, but thanks to Obama and Eric Holder's InJustice Department, they clamped down on that law. Because Latino votes were more important than our nation's laws.
Make all the jokes you want about alligators and moats, Obama, this is a serious security matter. It's not just lawn mowers and toilet cleaners who are crossing the border.