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The Monitor
August 4, 2010

Deportation numbers up under Obama compared to predecessor
By Jazmine Ulloa

“What’s disappointing is that this administration is deporting more people than ever before — it’s more wellfunded than ever before, but many people have the perception that immigration enforcement is underfunded and that this administration is extremely pro-immigrant,” said Paromita Shah, associate director of the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild in Boston. “I think we know now that is not the case
The study released this week by the Transactional Records AccessClearinghouse at Syracuse University also found the agency has shifted its focus to removing criminal noncitizens. Its findings come amid a tense immigration debate that has centered onborder security and whether the Obama administration has done enough to secure the borders. One immigration advocate said the statistics showa “bizarre contradiction” in the current administration, which some say has portrayed itself as interested intackling comprehensive immigration reform but has instead focused on border enforcement.

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