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May 8, 2012

U.S. deportations based on crimes fall to a new low
By Nancy Loftholm

The latest analysis of immigration court data from January through March of this year shows that Immigration and Customs Enforcement sought to deport 5,450 undocumented immigrants on criminal grounds compared to 10,732 two years ago during the same period and 9,085 last year. The analysis was done by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, a research organization affiliated with Syracuse University. TRAC emphasized that the numbers for this year could increase once final reports are in but that the number is not expected to reach the levels of previous years. "This suggests that the announced plan to increase the deportation of serious criminals through Immigration Court proceedings has not been successful," the study concluded.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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