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Removals vs. Returns: How to Think About Obama's Deportation Record

"Earlier this week, I wrote a piece noting that the Obama administration has deported 2 million people — the most of any president in history. Some critics took issue with that characterization — and the dispute here hinges on the fact that there's no longer any official definition...

DHS Weighs Deportation Curbs

"Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is weighing limiting deportations of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally who don't have serious criminal records, according to two people with knowledge of his deliberations. The change, if adopted following an ongoing review ordered by President...

The Deportation Dilemma: Reconciling Tough and Humane Enforcement (MPI Report)

"The United States has deported a record number of unauthorized immigrants and other removable noncitizens in recent years. More than 4.5 million noncitizens have been removed since Congress passed sweeping legislation in 1996 to toughen the nation’s immigration enforcement system. The pace...

Detention, Deportation, and Devastation: The Disproportionate Effect of Deportations on the Latino Community

"The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), a coalition of 37 of the nation’s preeminent Latino organizations, today released a report, " Detention, Deportation, and Devastation: The Disproportionate Effect of Deportations on the Latino Community ," in conjunction with the Mexican...

White House Delays Deportation Policy Changes

"President Barack Obama has asked his Homeland Security chief to hold off on completing a review of U.S. deportation policies until the end of the summer, senior White House officials said Tuesday, in a move aimed at salvaging any hopes for Congress to act on immigration this year." - AP, May...

Removal Without Recourse: The Growth of Summary Deportations from the United States

"The deportation process has been transformed drastically over the last two decades. Today, two-thirds of individuals deported are subject to what are known as “summary removal procedures,” which deprive them of both the right to appear before a judge and the right to apply for status...

Nebraska Supreme Court on Custody: Daniels v. Maldonado-Morin

"We find, viewing the facts in a light most favorable to Maldonado-Morin, that the record demonstrates Maldonado-Morin’s husband of over 12 years has been forced to move to Mexico and that Maldonado-Morin wants herself, Deonte, and Morin’s biological children to live with him. In that...

DHS: Deportation of Border Crossers a Priority 'Regardless of Age'

"In an attempt to stem a crush of Central American children illegally crossing the United States alone into south Texas, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Thursday that he was in contact with ambassadors in Latin America to discuss how to more quickly return those children to their...

Obama to Congress: Deport the Kids

"Pesident Obama's surprise request that Congress give him authority to quickly deport thousands of Central American children illegally crossing the border is likely to renew the on-again, off-again immigration reform debate that many Republicans had hoped to avoid. The administration is asking...

Obama Throws Kids Under Bus

"If Obama has given up trying to appease the GOP and wants to shift away from a policy that emphasizes deportations, it’s hard to explain why he is considering weakening a law intended to ensure that children aren’t removed to violent situations and to protect victims of child trafficking...

Governors! Seize the Law: A Call to Expand the Use of Pardons to Provide Relief from Deportation

"An obscure provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act ("INA") allows an immigrant convicted of a wide range of crimes that are grounds for deportation to avoid this fate if pardoned by a chief executive. In the current era of expansion of the categories of crimes that constitute...

TRAC: Civil Immigration Offenses Account for 80% of Immigration Court Deportation Orders

"Immigration Court judges have ordered 82,878 individuals deported so far this fiscal year, according to the latest data as of the end of August. But in only 16,375 of these cases, about one out of every five, had the government sought the removal order because of criminal or other activity that...

Obama Administration Breaks Own Deportation Record

"The Obama administration in 2013 deported a record-breaking 438,421 people, including about 315,000 Mexican nationals , according to government statistics released Wednesday. The total figure is an increase of about 20,000 from 2012 and includes about 198,400 immigrants with criminal records. After...

Oct. 16th MPI Event - The U.S. Deportation System: Trends from a Decade of Data

"When: Thursday, October 16, 2014, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. ET Where: MPI Conference Room, 1400 16th Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20036 Speakers: Marc Rosenblum , Deputy Director, U.S. Immigration Policy Program, MPI, Rebecca Gambler, Director, Homeland Security...

The U.S. Deportation System: Trends from a Decade of Data - MPI Event, Oct. 16, 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. ET "The United States has formally removed 3.7 million noncitizens since the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was established in 2003, a record pace of deportations. An examination of the dataset of all removals effectuated by U.S....

The U.S. Deportation System: Trends from a Decade of Data

"MPI Report Offers Most Detailed Analysis Yet of U.S. Deportation System under DHS; Examines Criminality, Origin, Gender & More of Deportees Men Account for 91% of All Deportees in 2003-2013; Deportations Disproportionately Target Mexicans and Central Americans The report also finds that...

American Exile: Rapid Deportations That Bypass the Courtroom

"Every year, hundreds of thousands of people (83 percent) are deported from the United States without a hearing. These individuals never see a judge; instead, their rights and fates are determined by a single immigration enforcement officer in a summary removal procedure that can take mere minutes...

Inside Obama's Family Deportation Mill

"This past summer, the "border kids"— tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras detained after crossing into the United States—became the country's latest immigration crisis. Aid groups mobilized, Congress held hearings , and pleas...

Cubans Convicted in the U.S. Face New Fears of Deportation

"For Amaury Villa, who arrived here from Cuba more than 15 years ago and became a permanent resident, pleading guilty in 2012 to federal charges that he sold stolen prescription drugs was a difficult choice. But there was one positive aspect: Unlike most foreign citizens convicted of serious crimes...

Immigrants Worry They'll Face Deportation After Deferred Action Delay

"Bryan Johnson ... argued that his client was eligible for Obama's deferred action program for parents, which temporarily protected Ayala from deportation until the Texas court ruling put the program on hold. Now, Johnson says he's not sure what will happen during their next appointment...

ICE Not Consistent in Application of Deportation Guidelines

"In a statement, ICE said the new deportation guidelines "remain in full force and effect" and that the federal judge's order clearly stated that the injunction didn't affect them. The agency said it has conducted a series of mandatory training for all ICE personnel as well as...

ICE Deportation Flights Wasting Millions

"ICE Air operated charter flights with empty seats and could have realized cost savings up to $41.1 million upon determining optimum flight capacity." - DHS OIG, Apr. 9, 2015 .

China, US to Streamline Repatriation

"China and the United States agreed to coordinate efforts to send suspected corrupt Chinese officials back to the mainland and speed up deportation proceedings involving Chinese nationals in the US. Both sides have agreed to streamline the repatriation process as a result of a meeting last week...

No Papers? It's the Kids Who Suffer (Op-Ed)

"At least one of every 15 children living in the United States has an unauthorized parent, and nearly all of those children are native-born United States citizens. Think of that statistic, one in 15, the next time you drive by a school or a playground. Think of those children living with the knowledge...

Removing Insecurity: How American Children Will Benefit from DAPA

"More than five million American children — U.S. citizens or legal immigrants eligible for citizenship — will be the most important beneficiaries of the executive action on immigration issued by President Obama in November. The great majority, nearly 4.5 million, are native-born Americans;...