President Trump Pledges To Deport 2-3 Million Undocumented Immigrants With Criminal Records; Down From Initial Pledge To Depart All 11 Million

 In Immigration   Last Updated: June 18, 2017

In an interview, President Trump said “his priority was to deport two million to three million immigrants he characterized as dangerous or as having criminal records, a change from his original position that he would depart all of the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country.”

In 2015 The Migration Policy Institute issued a report estimating 820,000 immigrants living in the United States that are convicted criminals.

President Obama made a similar pledge and deported over 3 million immigrants from 2008-2016.

 

 

SOURCE: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.) (See Below Citations)

 

 

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FY 2016 ICE Immigration Removals.” FY 2016 ICE Immigration Removals. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, n.d. Web. 18 June 2017.

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