One of the truly great things about our federal and state governments is the professional statisticians they employ to provide us with the very best statistics in the world. This is not a small thing. It is, in fact, one of the critical means by which a government achieves transparency.
For example, the federal government receives an enormous amount of criticism over the unemployment statistics, but they keep right on publishing the U6 data. So, if you think the White House is spinning the unemployment stats, you can pop right over to BLS.gov and see for yourself.
Try doing that in China.
However, as the USA moves toward a more openly fascist system, I believe our stats will become more and more Chinese-like. And so, I am saddened to report that here we are in 2016, and the most recent Yearbook of Immigration Statistics is for 2013. What happened to the 2014 edition? It has been locked away until December 2016, after the elections.
Clearly, the White House fears the mass-immigration issue, and has gone all Chinese on the stats. But this authoritarian action is just plain shameful. If I were the president, I would release the report right now before it blows up into a “huge” issue. Donald Trump could have a field day with this. I would also apologize for my poor judgment and pledge to release the 2015 edition on time, before the elections.
If the 2014 Yearbook is ever released, you will be able to download it on this page at DHS.gov.