Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Deportations For Criminal Convictions Increasing

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) revealed that 392,862 illegal immigrants were deported from the United States this year.  More than half of the people deported had criminal convictions.  This represents a 55 percent increase from 2008 and about 3,000 more deportations than the record number of deportations from last year.  Over 195,000 criminals were deported, a 70% increase over 2008.  The growing deportation trend shows that ICE is focusing more on deporting people that they consider to be violent and dangerous.

It's also interesting to note that the same report indicates that the number of people illegally entering the United States has dropped dramatically.  Between 2005 and 2007, about 300,000 illegal immigrants crossed the border each year down from 850,000 annually from 2000 to 2005.  It is estimated that there are roughly 11 million people in the United States without status.

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