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Despite Trump’s illegal immigration crackdown, Obama still ‘deporter-in-chief’

Published by:  American Mirror

By:  Victor Skinner


Despite the media hysteria over President Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigrants since taking office, data from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security shows the actual number deportations lag far behind Obama era figures.

Data shows U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement removed fewer illegal immigrants in fiscal year 2017 than during any of the previous 13 years – which stretches through Obama’s entire presidency and into the last five years of the George W. Bush administration..

Talk Media News reports:

In fiscal year 2016, ICE removed 240,255 people from the country — a rate of more than 20,000 people per month. In fiscal year 2012 — the peak year for deportations under Obama — the agency removed an average of roughly 34,000 people per month.

From Feb. 1 to June 30, 2017, ICE officials removed 84,473 people — a rate of roughly[…]

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