Deportations of undocumented immigrants are at a record low

Posted on AllSides June 10th, 2021
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Although donald trump talked the fiercest nativist game about illegal immigration, it was Barack Obama who oversaw the removal of more undocumented immigrants from America during his presidency, earning him the nickname “deporter-in-chief”. During his first term, Mr Obama deported over 60% more people than Mr Trump (see chart). Now Joe Biden is breaking records in the opposite direction.

In April the us Immigration, Customs and Enforcement agency (ice), completed just 2,962 removals, the lowest number on record. Since February ice agents have averaged around 2,300 arrests per month, a fifth of the monthly average...

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