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Wall Street Journal
August 2, 2010

Deportation Data Reflect Shift
By Miriam Jordan

The numbers reflect ICE's implementation of a policy that targets illegal immigrants the government describes as criminal aliens who have been convicted of offenses since coming to the U.S. ranging from murder and sexual assault to property damage and traffic violations, according to a report by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, a nonpartisan research center affiliated with Syracuse University. TRAC, however, found that 17% of those classified as criminal aliens by ICE had committed serious crimes by the agency's own definition, including homicide and sexual assault.

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