Comments on: Tracking Obama’s deportation numbers http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/2015/02/25/tracking-obamas-deportation-numbers/ Mon, 23 Mar 2015 20:11:41 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: OneOfTheSheep http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/2015/02/25/tracking-obamas-deportation-numbers/comment-page-1/#comment-722 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:28:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/?p=3073#comment-722 “NO COMMENTS SO FAR”? Mine was submitted many days ago. Someone DOESN’T “welcome comments…” unless they agree with their perspective.

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By: freethepress http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/2015/02/25/tracking-obamas-deportation-numbers/comment-page-1/#comment-680 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:34:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/?p=3073#comment-680 It has been demonstrated President Obama has included in his deportation numbers those who are turned around at the border and historically have not been counted as deportations. Consequently, the numbers cannot be compared unless you go back and include in the earlier numbers those who were turned away at the border.

His administration has successfully reduced the unemployment rate by redefining the term. Now, both are newsworthy stories, but good old-fashioned investigative reporting appears to depend on who is in office and/or the organization/reporter’s belief system.

Sad,

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By: Calfri http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/2015/02/25/tracking-obamas-deportation-numbers/comment-page-1/#comment-677 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:20:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/?p=3073#comment-677 They changed the definition of deportation. Previous presidents didn’t count people they immediately ejected from the country without a process as deported, even though they were removed. Obama started processing more of these people. If those individuals were mostly ejected from the country immediately after that, then Obama deserves some credit. In any event, what counted as a deportation for purposes of those statistics did change; so I’m not so sure how meaningful those comparisons are.

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