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April 10, 2014

Mexicans Still Make Up Two-Thirds Of Deportees In US, But Numbers Falling
By David Iaconangelo


A new analysis of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) records shows that although Mexicans are still by far the most common nationality among deportees -- making up about two-thirds of them -- their numbers fell from fiscal year 2012 to 2013. So did the overall number of people deported by the United States -- which deported 10 percent fewer people last year -- but for Mexicans, that decline in numbers was even sharper, at 15 percent less than the previous year, according to the analysis by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), a Syracuse University project which collects and publishes ICE data on immigration. Of the 409,849 people deported by the Obama administration in 2012, 284,924 -- or almost 70 percent -- were Mexicans. By contrast, in 2012, 241,493 Mexicans were deported. Thatís 65.5 percent of the 368,644 total number of deportees. Meanwhile, Central Americans continued to make up a larger proportion of those deported: The number of Hondurans and El Salvadorans declined just barely, while Guatemalans -- number two on the list of groups -- were one of the few nationalities which saw more of its citizens deported from the United States from 2012 to 2013. In fiscal year 2012, 43,627 were deported; the following fiscal year, 47,769, almost a 10 percent increase.


Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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