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Did George H.W. Bush really shield 1.5 million illegal immigrants? Nope.

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Nov 24, 2014.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    President George H.W. Bush “expanded the family fairness program to cover more than 1.5 million unauthorized spouses and children. This represented about 40 percent of the undocumented population at the time.”

    – White House press secretary Josh Earnest, news briefing, Nov. 19, 2014

    “If you look, every president — Democrat and Republican — over decades has done the same thing. George H.W. Bush — about 40 percent of the undocumented persons, at the time, were provided a similar kind of relief as a consequence of executive action.”

    – President Obama, interview on ABC News’ “This Week,” Nov. 23, 2014....

    .....To recap, the White House seized on a single news report, which cited an estimate much higher than any other news organization. Meanwhile, officials ignored other contemporaneous reporting using much lower figures — as well as the actual outcome of the policy. That’s worthy of Four Pinocchios.


    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...y-shield-1-5-million-illegal-immigrants-nope/
     
  2. Zaac

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    So this confirms that a precedent had been set by previous administrations. Nothing illegal here. Keep it moving.
     
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