(Washington Times) -- Illegal-alien activists and their allies in Washington have staged vigils, occupied busy intersections and chained themselves to jailhouse fences in a coordinated campaign to persuade President Obama to declare an end to deportations, which they say have reached record levels under his administration.
As if his arm really needs twisting, the agitators have been promoting a storyline that Mr. Obama has deported more illegal aliens than any previous president. Nearly every news story about immigration policy today repeats this claim, including The New York Times, which recently stated: “Since taking office, President Obama has deported more than 1.9 million foreigners, immigration officials announced last week, a record for an American president.”
But it’s not true, not even close. Where is Politifact when we need it?
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