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August 3, 2011

Obama admin breaks immigration enforcement records, along with, trust of Latino community

Chart showing Obama administration holds record for most prosecutions of illegal re-entry. If this government was driven by fair governance then the news, that there are fewer undocumented Mexican immigrants entering and leaving the United States, and 47 percent of all criminal immigration prosecutions filed is illegal reentry, would signal that a tipping point has been reached in the fight against illegal immigration, and the time has come to reevaluate immigration policies. The fact that more Mexican immigrants are staying in Mexico versus trying to cross the border illegally, and those who are crossing are re-crossing to primarily rejoin family lays out the success of the border security programs that have been in place over the years to deter illegal immigration. In fact, according to the nonpartisan Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse that monitors US federal immigration enforcement, this year is also the first year that recorded prosecutions for illegal reentry surpassed those of illegal entry, which have been declining from their high during FY 2009.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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