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Are ICE deportations truly aimed at 'criminals'?

"Immi­gra­tion and Customs Enforcement ( ICE ) removed a record 216,000 criminal illegal immigrants in fiscal year 2011 – "an 89 percent increase over 2008," Mr. Chandler added. In May, President Obama told an audience in El Paso , Texas , that the focus was on "violent...

ICE Targets Fewer Criminals in Deportation Proceedings

"In deportation proceedings initiated during July - September 2011 by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in the nation's 50 plus Immigration Courts, only 7,378 individuals — just 13.8 percent of the total — were charged with having engaged in criminal activities...

How many criminals is ICE really deporting?

The Obama administration says it is deporting a record number of criminals. The truth, however, is more complicated — and the administration’s rhetoric may be influenced by the political tightrope it’s walking as it tries simultaneously to please Latinos and independent voters....

Bring Justice to Immigration Courts (Because Deportation is Different) - Angelo Paparelli

"Because of the legal charade that removal proceedings are "civil" and not "criminal" in nature , that deportation is not "punishment," foreign citizens whose immigration status is challenged at a removal hearing before an immigration judge enjoy no such rights...

Two Systems of Justice: How the Immigration System Falls Short of American Ideals of Justice

"There is a growing consensus that our immigration system is broken. Severe visa backlogs hurt U.S. businesses, undocumented workers are frequently exploited, and record levels of deportations tear families apart. While much energy is now focused on addressing these problems, one issue that is frequently...

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...