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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....

Share of Immigration Cases Ending in Deportation Orders Hits Record Low

"During the first three months of FY 2012, cases disposed of in the nation's Immigration Courts showed a drop in deportation orders [1] and an increase in the number of individuals allowed to stay in the United States. In percentage terms, the shift was striking. In only about half of the...

Free Webinar Thursday, May 17th - ICE Targeting Trends by Nationality

"A free webinar is scheduled for Thursday, May 17, at 2:00pm (Eastern US time) to present and discuss trends in new Immigration Court deportation proceedings for individual nationalities. Overall filings during FY 2012 continue to decline for most nationalities, and Immigration and Customs...

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...