Obama has granted pardons and commutations far less frequently than any of his recent predecessors, ProPublica found earlier this month. It seems Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush were softies compared with Obama.
Obama also has deported more illegal immigrants than any other president. While he earned praise — and votes — for his election-season policy temporarily halting the deportation of students illegally in the U.S., he has kept the Immigration and Customs Enforcement division busy: Bush doubled Bill Clinton’s deportations from 9,000 a month to 21,000, Obama has now increased that number by 57 percent to 33,000 a month. That’s more than 1,000 immigrants per day.
When his administration isn’t deporting illegal immigrants, it’s zealously enforcing drug laws.