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Boston Herald
September 7, 2016

Massachusetts sees plunge in deportations
By Jack Encarnacao

Massachusetts last year deported the lowest percentage of illegal aliens of any state in the nation — and had the third highest rate of granting asylum, according to a Herald investigation of a largely secret system that shows the Obama administration’s increasingly lax policy on immigration. The state’s immigration court, nestled in a largely unobserved space on the third floor of the John F. Kennedy Federal Building downtown, deported just 26.9 percent of illegals who came before it, the country’s lowest average rate — and well below the national average of 46.4 percent, records show. That fits a rapidly accelerating trend that saw Bay State judges ordering the deportation of 80.5 percent of illegal aliens just 10 years ago, a rate that dropped every year but one until hitting an all-time low last year, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), which crunches government data.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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