Politics & Government

August 15, 2010

Obama steps up deportations of illegal immigrants

The Obama administration has said it is on track to remove a record number of illegal immigrants this year, buoyed by an increased emphasis on finding and deporting aliens who pass through the nation's jail system after having been convicted or accused of crimes. Immigration and Customs Enforcement now lists its top deportation priority as those undocumented immigrants convicted of the most dangerous crimes - murder, rape, assault and major drug offenses.

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