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ID:

523

Date:

2009-04-15

Headline:

Many immigrants deported for nonviolent crimes

Reporter's name:

Andrew Becker and Anna Gorman

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Los Angeles Times

City:

Los Angeles, CA

Summary:

While federal deportation authorities say they target violent offenders, the Los Angeles Times reported that nearly three of every four immigrants deported were non-violent offenders, according to a study by Human Rights Watch that relied on FOIA. The study examined immigrants deported after serving criminal sentences between 1997 and 2007. Federal authorities have repeatedly described their priorities as the identification and deportation of illegal immigrants with convictions for violent offenses.

Keywords:

deportation, immigrant, immigration, illegal immigration, Department of Homeland Security, DHS, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE, Human Rights Watch, Barack Obama, Janet Napolitano

URL:

http://articles.latimes.com/2009/apr/15/nation/na-deportees15


Agencies:

DHS
ICE

States:

CA

Categories:

immigration
law enforcement


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