The Obama administration on Thursday announced that it deported 368,644 undocumented immigrants from the country during the 2013 fiscal year.
That's a decrease from the 409,849 removals during fiscal year 2012. But that didn’t stop advocates for immigration reform from immediately criticizing the president for his administration’s continued record-setting deportations. In 2011, about 397,000 people were deported.
The administration has said repeatedly that it focuses its efforts on removing criminals first.
“Overall, [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] conducted 216,810 removals of convicted criminals in FY 2013, the highest percentage of removals (59 percent) recorded ...