Have deportations increased under Donald Trump? Here’s what the data shows

Immigration advocates once dubbed then-President Barack Obama the "deporter-in-chief." Will President Donald Trump take over that title? Trump got to the White House promising "law and order" and directed immigration officials to deport anyone in the country illegally — no exceptions. Data from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement show that overall, fewer people were deported in fiscal year 2017 than in 2016 (fiscal year 2017 included nearly four months of the Obama administration). Overall removal numbers include individuals arrested by ICE in the interior of the country and individuals apprehended by immigration officials at the border and turned over to ICE … >>More
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