Immigration news | New York Times Analyzes Deportation Data

Today The New York Times featured an interesting article on the deportation practices during the Obama administration.  Based on an analysis of 3.2 million deportation cases covering the last 10 years, the Times concluded that:

  • Two-thirds of the nearly two million deportation cases since President Obama took office involve people who had committed minor infractions, including traffic violations, or had no criminal record at all.
  • During the five years President Obama has been in office, removals related to convictions for entering or re-entering the country illegally tripled to more than 188,000.
  • The number of expedited removals nearly doubled from the Bush to the Obama administrations.
  • More people are now being deported at the border, rather than from inside the United States.

The full article, which contains many other noteworthy insights, can be read here.

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