ICE Director to Leave Office in July

The director who has overseen U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement during a period of increased deportations is resigning from his post.

John Morton, who has been in charge of the chief investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security since his confirmation in 2009, will return to the private sector at the end of July, The Associated Press reported Monday morning.

During Morton’s tenure, the agency has deported an increased number of undocumented immigrants — as many as about 410,000 in 2012 alone. The deportations have caused some immigrants’ rights groups to welcome Monday’s resignation and challenge ...

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