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April 16, 2014

American Immigration Council panel challenges administration’s claims regarding deportation practices

Backed up by research findings of the New York Times and the Syracuse University Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, three consecutive speakers at an April 10 public discussion conducted in Washington, DC by the American Immigration Council and its Immigration Policy Center have forcefully disputed a claim by President Obama that the record number of deportations by DHS in recent years has overwhelmingly involved “criminals, gang bangers, people who are hurting the community, not students, not folks who are here just because they’re trying to figure out how to feed their families.” In fact, said the three speakers, the only crimes committed or even alleged against more than two-thirds of the individuals who were deported in recent years involved people without proper entry documents into the country or those with minor traffic infractions on their records, with many having no criminal record.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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