Deportations up 9% in 2018; still below Obama peak years

Deportations up 9% in 2018; still below Obama peak years
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[Ed. – Can’t be true. He was a pal to illegals.]

Immigration arrests and deportations are rising under the Trump administration, according to the latest statistics released Thursday — though they’re still far shy of the levels during the peak years of President Obama.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it has removed more than 191,000 people through the first nine months of the fiscal year, which is 9 percent higher than the same period in 2017.

Those deportations span both people nabbed at the border by Customs and Border Protection, and in the interior of the U.S. by ICE, where arrests are up 17 percent so far this year.

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Of the deportees, nearly all either had criminal records or were defying previous deportation orders.

President Trump has put a major focus on interior enforcement of immigration laws, erasing Obama-era rules that had carved out most immigrants living in the U.S. without permission of any danger of deportation.

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