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October 25, 2015

Thousands of U.S. citizens separated from their parents by deportation

Despite claims that ICE prioritizes capturing terrorists, violent criminals and gang members, the agency’s own deportation statistics do not seem to confirm these premises. Rather, most individuals who are apprehended by ICE and subjected to the “deportation machine” only committed relatively minor crimes, non-violent or have no criminal record at all. Ironically, many of the immigrants being deported could stay in the country if immigration reform supported by the White House would become law. Also, a recent study by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) shows that in fiscal year 2013, the two categories that ICE has classified as convicted criminals—on time, those who committed a traffic offense and those convicted of immigration crimes—account for half of all individuals classified by ICE as deported “criminals”.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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