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    •  So, the number of noncriminal deportations (3+ / 0-)
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      is down to what is was in 2006.

      Occupy the voting Booth!

      by anonevent on Thu Jun 14, 2012 at 04:14:12 PM PDT

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    •  Thanks for the Scarce facts. nt (2+ / 0-)
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      There is only one planet suitable for human habitation in our solar system.

      by too many people on Thu Jun 14, 2012 at 04:16:51 PM PDT

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    •  Context! Normalize the data so that it means (2+ / 0-)
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      what it means.

      Deportations may be up dramatically, and that may or may not be a good thing.  "Up" by itself is energizing to some, but nearly meaningless without further consideration.

      If deportations are up because ICE is more efficient in finding violent criminals in other lockups and grabbing them upon their release and deporting them, that's a good thing.

      There are those (rapists, predators, murderers, robbers, kidnappers, etc) that need deporting.  And there are plenty of those to keep ICE busy.

      The other important fact to note is that the non-criminal deportations are down.  That is likely a good trend.  The data may actually show ICE to be learning to be more efficient in targeting who gets the boot.

      But my point; so often a statistic or fact is shouted and immediately those hearing it take a position without normalizing the data.  And we know from experience, the traditional news readers are both too ignorant, stupid and lazy to do that for us, though it is their job.

      And I do notice that those in the immigration protest crowd can certainly spell better than the average teabagger.

      I think that Republicanism is revealing itself as a personality disorder, not so much an ideology." -- Naomi Klein

      by AllanTBG on Thu Jun 14, 2012 at 04:41:42 PM PDT

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