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The Sacramento Bee
April 16, 2014

Editorial: President and Congress must fashion realistic immigration bill as deportations hit 2 million
By Editorial Board

The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University reported that the most serious charges for half of the people deported was an immigration or traffic violation, while drug-trafficking convictions accounted for only 1 percent of deportees. The Syracuse project found that for 22.7 percent, the most serious offense was the misdemeanor of illegal entry. Further, the federal government currently uses a broad definition of criminal behavior. For example, anyone with a speeding ticket who paid the fine is considered a convicted criminal.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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