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March 6, 2017

Louisiana immigrants face an uncertain future under the Trump
By Alex Woodward

According to the nonprofit data collection project Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), 80 percent of deportation orders sought in fiscal year 2017 (and 84 percent in 2016) were for entry without approval or other immigration-only-related charges. Felonies accounted for less than 4 percent of deportations sought. Roughly 2.5 million people were deported from the U.S. under President Barack Obama's administration. Obama's "prioritized" removals sought people living in the U.S. illegally who had been convicted of serious crimes. In Louisiana, there were 3,572 removal orders granted in 2016.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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