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September 12, 2014

80 Pct of deportees in 2014 were no threat to public security

Close to 80 percent of deported immigrants in the 2014 fiscal year represented no threat to public security, according to an analysis by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University. Data obtained by TRAC show that between Oct. 1, 2013, and Aug. 31, 2014, a total of 82,878 individuals were deported from the country, in their immense majority on grounds of immigration-law infractions and not for criminal offenses. Eight out of every 10 requests for removal orders were not based on the possible criminal records of those on trial, but on charges related to immigration laws, the report says. In the current fiscal year, only 20 percent of deportations - a total of 16,375 cases - were executed on grounds that the individuals constituted a threat to public security.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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