WASHINGTON – Deportations of immigrants caught at the border surged under the Obama administration at the same time that the number deported from the interior of the U.S. fell sharply, according to a study of a decade’s worth of government data. The report released Thursday by the Migration Policy Institute found that immigrants stopped at the border accounted for 70 percent of all deportations by 2013, and that almost 60 percent of the 3.7 million illegal immigrants deported from 2003-2013 had committed no other crime than crossing the border.
Slug: BC-CNS-Deport Report. About 500 words. By Laurie Liles.