More Than 368,000 Deported From U.S. in FY 2013

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 for the ...

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