Only a few short months after Spotlight – a movie about the Boston Globe’s investigation into pedophilia in the Catholic Church – won the Oscar for Best Picture, the newspaper is at it again. This time, they turned their investigative reporters loose on the liberal media’s least favorite target: The Obama administration.
In a story published this weekend, the Globe exposed one of the administration’s biggest lies: that Obama’s repeated attempts at providing amnesty gives immigration officials the freedom to pursue only those aliens who commit violent crimes.
“They were among the nation’s top priorities for deportation,” the story begins, “criminals who were supposed to be sent back to their home countries. But instead they were released, one by one, in secret across the United States. Federal officials said that many of the criminals posed little threat to the public, but did little to verify whether that was true.
After suing the federal government for a list of criminal illegal immigrants who had been released back into American society, the Globe spent the next three years tracking down what ultimately happened to the 323 names they received.
“As many as 30 percent committed new offenses, including rape, attempted murder, and child molestation – a rate that is markedly higher than Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have suggested to Congress in the past,” said the paper.
The paper limited their investigation to illegals released to New England communities, meaning the true numbers could be (and likely are) astronomically higher. Additionally, the reporters admit that due to scarce records and flawed local databases, there may be higher recidivism rates even among the individuals they tracked. And since the federal government keeps no such records, the real story of Obama’s failure to protect this country remains shrouded in mystery.
Sadly, unless the rest of the mainstream media picks up the story, this will just be another fly-by insight into the essential betrayal that is the Obama administration. For eight years, this president’s motto has been “America Last.” He’ll bend over backwards to defend illegals, apologize to Muslims, and make “peace” with Islamic dictatorships, but when it comes to defending the homeland – you know, his actual job – he won’t lift a finger.