Tuesday, November 13, 2018

AND NOW FOR SOME GOOD NEWS: Immigrant Deportation Filings Hit Record High In 2018, New Report Shows

A record high number of immigrants were ordered to be removed from the U.S. in 2018, a rise that many immigration advocates call the culmination of nearly two years of anti-immigration measures from the Trump administration. The president made immigration a central focus of the midterm election campaign.
Immigration officials ordered 287,741 new deportations in the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, according to the report from Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC). TRAC obtained the data from the Department of Homeland Security through Freedom of Information Act requests.
It's the highest number of new removal filings since the group began tracking deportation orders in 1992.
"It's a confirmation of everything we've seen coming," said Camille Mackler, director of immigration legal policy at the New York Immigration Coalition, in an interview with CBS News. "They've been arresting everyone and pushing for more deportations."
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