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October 15, 2013

Immigration Rights Protesters Pressure Obama
By Andrea Billups

Protests have also taken place in Washington over the past few weeks, with illegal immigrants and immigration activists turning out at the Capitol, the White House, and on the National Mall. The protesters insist that most illegal immigrants are not criminals and should be allowed to remain in the U.S. under broader deportation policies put in place by the Obama administration. Data compiled by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse seems to back up that claim. Under President Obama, about 400,000 immigrants are deported each year, The Washington Times noted, citing records from the clearinghouse. The data shows that only 10.8 percent of detainers issued by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency during the first six months of 2013 were for serious public safety or national security threats.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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