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Immigration Daily
March 6, 2012

Bloggins on Deportation and Removal
By Matthew Kolken


Syracuse's TRAC Immigration has determined that there has been a sharp decline (33%) in the number of deportations (39,331) being instituted between October to December 2011. This has resulted in about 10,000 fewer deportations in the last three months of 2011. However, there is little evidence that serious criminals are actually being targeted by the Obama administration for deportation. In fact, the statistics show the opposite. Here is what TRAC has determined: A total of 24,073 individuals were sought to be deported because they were alleged to have entered illegally, while 8,884 were charged with other immigration violations. In contrast, only 1,300 just 3.3 percent were sought to be deported as alleged "aggravated felons". Even this small share was down from previous quarters. During July through September of 2011, 3.8 percent were charged as alleged "aggravated felons," while six months ago the share was 4.0 percent. Click here to see the full breakdown of the statistics. TRAC has put together some great charts that are easy to follow.


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