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September 11, 2014

Report: deportations way down during Obama’s second term
By Dara Lind

Data shows that the immigration court slowdown is particularly affecting immigrants in the interior, without criminal records — exactly the same immigrants the government isn't supposed to be deporting anyway. Immigrants who are apprehended at the border don't usually go through immigration court. According to new data from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University, 80 percent of immigrants who've gotten a deportation order from an immigration judge this year have been deported because of their immigration status. Only 20 percent were ordered deported for committing a separate crime.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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