Report: 59 Percent of 2013 Deportations Were Criminals

Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 01:25 PM

By Courtney Coren

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

Data from a federal agency indicates that 59 percent of people deported in fiscal 2013 were convicted criminals.

Of all those deported, 33 percent were convicted for at least one felony, including murder, drug trafficking, firearms, theft, battery, filing a false tax return, and failing to return to court.

Another 26 percent were convicted of misdemeanors, the Pew Research Center reported, based on data from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement report on immigration removals.

President Barack Obama has been criticized by Hispanic leaders for deporting 2 million illegal immigrants — more than any other president in American history.

Of those deported in fiscal 2013, 20 percent were sent back for repeat immigration offenses, and 17 percent were caught at the border.

The Obama administration has deported about 396,000 immigrants a year since taking office in 2009, compared to 252,000 deportations a year under former President George W. Bush.

The high number of deportations led National Council of La Raza President Janet Murguia to call on the president to end deportations, calling him "the deporter-in-chief."

Obama responded saying that he is the "champion-in-chief" of comprehensive immigration reform. 

The president has ordered a review of deportation practices because he wants to ensure they are done humanely.

However, Obama has not called on ICE to halt deportations, and he would not increase the number of immigrants that may receive work permits under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that began in 2012.


Related Stories:


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Climate Change Crowd Silent on Regulations' Economic Damage

Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 20:26 PM

As Watchdog.org reporter Bruce Parker vividly reported Sunday from inside the environmentalist carnival that was the Peo . . .

US Capital Votes to Allow Concealed Firearms

Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 18:48 PM

City council members voted unanimously but reluctantly Tuesday to allow residents and visitors alike to carry concealed  . . .

RFK Jr.: 'Do I Think the Koch Brothers Are Treasonous? Yes, I Do'

Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 18:38 PM

There ought to be a law against climate-change deniers, says activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. In an interview with Climate . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved