Enforcing Immigration Laws
Greg Weeks notes:
The Obama administration has enforced immigration laws more than any past administration, Republican or Democratic. You may think that to be positive or negative, but it is empirically true. It is therefore unfortunate that the myth of non-enforcement persists, and that this myth becomes an unsubstantiated rationale for congressional refusal to pursue anything beyond enforcement or for states to pursue harsh laws of questionable constitutionality.
Weeks has a variety of numbers in his post to back his claim. It is true (and it is something I have even noted here at OTB): regardless of anything else one might wish to say about the debate over immigration policy, the one thing you cannot credibly* say is that the current administration has failed to enforce the laws.
And yet, illegal immigration remains a serious issue.
What this underscores, yet again is that the current system is not working and needs substantial, serious, rational reform.
*Point taken from a comment, as you can say anything you like. So I have updated the sentence.