Thu Dec 27, 2012, 03:17 PM
JReed (149 posts)
Record Breaking Deportations in 2012- Over 400,000 Deported
Record Breaking Deportations in 2012
Nearly half include "parents and breadwinners and heads of American families"
- Lauren McCauley, staff writer
The Obama Administration deported more than 400,000 undocumented immigrants in the 2012 fiscal year, the most in the nationís history, according to new data published by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
The report, published Friday, indicated that a record 1.5 million individuals were deported during the President's first term.
The agency is lauding the roughly 55 percent of 2012 deportees who were convicted of felonies or misdemeanors, including drug offenses and driving under the influence, claiming that the figures demonstrate that the shift to reduce the deportations of otherwise law-abiding illegal immigrants is working.
However, NPR reports, immigrant advocates "criticized the figures as evidence that Obama's policy changes don't sufficiently protect unintended targets.
In FY 2012, ICE removed 409,849 individuals. Ninety-six percent of these removals fell into one of ICE's enforcement priorities, a record high.
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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:38 PM
nc4bo (17,651 posts)
3. 400k deported, 399.95 return eventually.
ok hyperbole - I'm guilty as charged.
When will we finally make it simpler and easier for these people to become legal citizens and part of our tax base instead of the evil enemy from "over there", god only knows.