More Deportations Follow Minor Crimes, Records Show

More Deportations Follow Minor Crimes, Records Show

"With the Obama administration deporting illegal immigrants at a record pace, the president has said the government is going after “criminals, gang bangers, people who are hurting the community, not after students, not after folks who are here just because they’re trying to figure out how to feed their families.”

But a New York Times analysis of internal government records shows that since President Obama took office, two-thirds of the nearly two million deportation cases involve people who had committed minor infractions, including traffic violations, or had no criminal record at all." - Ginger Thompson and Sarah Cohen, New York Times, Apr. 7, 2014.