Deportations down by 20 percent from last year

By Balitang America Staff, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

Sept. 12, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – President Barack Obama may have announced that he will delay issuing executive orders on immigration until after the November elections, but his government has quietly slowed down deportations by close to 20 percent this year — removing the lowest number of immigrants since 2007.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement sent home more than 258,000 immigrants since October last year to July of this year.

But that number is 20 percent fewer compared to the same period in 2013 when more than 320,000 people were deported.

Officials say there are two main reasons why deportations have slowed down — the government is not deporting those without criminal records and a backlog in immigration courts.

They say it takes immigration courts more time to process the deportations of the tens of thousands of undocumented youth from Central America who crossed the border illegally.

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  • cat_idiot
    12 September 2014 at 2:07 pm - Reply

    noon……….’Si, Se Puede’
    ngayon……..’Si, So Sorry’

  • noz
    12 September 2014 at 5:45 pm - Reply

    this is the so called old socialists tactics, headed by obozo. these court hearings are nothing but shams. the children/adults border crossers will not show up on their scheduled hearings, known way ahead by obozo. so what will this irresponsible POTUS plans to deport these illegal alien border crossers, who did not show up on their hearings, we all know the answer is nothing. citizens and legal aliens in matter of showing up in court, be it jury duties or subpoenas usually as witnesses, if they don’t show up in the court hearing, they will be subjected in contempt punishable of possible imprisonments and fines. americans should be angered obozo is not expediting the deportations of these illegal aliens border crossers with their lies of how unsafe their own countries, infested with drugs/gangs are too laughable, ever since america is infested with the same drugs/gangs drive by shooting, seeking better lives in america coming from poor central america. this claims are hogwash with their claims of being destitute, when in fact each have paid the coyotes $5,000 and more to cross the US borders. obozo the contemptible POTUS is not doing his job to deport illegal aliens, the worst is, obozo is getting away with his idiocies to criminal acts, knowingly his action of not doing his job of deporting illegal aliens is not protecting the interests of this nation, and its citizens.

  • Delia
    12 September 2014 at 6:28 pm - Reply

    One of my biggest concerns is not the Hispanics crossing the border, but rather the people of other countries. What a perfect time for terrorist organizations to infiltrate people. Many of them have the money and desire to do so, and what better time than now. If people from countries as far away as Africa, China, and others can do it, the terror groups can also do it.

    • dog_idiot
      23 September 2014 at 7:05 pm - Reply

      look who’s talking! you, delia, exhibits an attitude that is more dangerous to the public, worthy to be considered a terrorist…