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August 3, 2010

Deportations rise under Obama; More illegal immigrants expelled than in Bush years; Emphasis being placed on convicted criminals
By Anthony M. Destefano

The data come from the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency and were compiled and released by the nonprofit Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, a unit of Syracuse University. TRAC's analysis of the data showed that the Obama officials are pushing the deportation of immigrants convicted of crimes, with 136,343 in that category ordered out in fiscal year 2009, a nearly 17 percent rise over the year before. Deportations, year by year Fiscal All 12 First 9 Year months months 2005 195,066 141,837 2006 229,797 168,876 2007 291,060 213,388 2008 369,221 254,763 2009 389,834 287,868 2010 279,035* *preliminary figure SOURCE: TRAC, from statistics provided by Immigration and Customs Enforcement

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