I am writing today to announce the closure of the New Mexico Independent. After three and a half years of operation in New Mexico, the board of the American Independent News Network, has decided to shift publication of its news…
Record number of illegal immigrants deported last year
The United States deported a record of nearly 393,000 people in the fiscal year ending September 30, according to statistics (pdf) from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). About half were deported for criminal convictions, while the other half were deported for “non-criminal immigration violations.”
The number of deportations rose sharpest from FY2007 to FY2008, rising from 291,060 deportations to 369,221 deportations.
The number of those deported on less-serious traffic violations rose from 4,527 in FY2008 to 13,028 in FY2010, as did those for drunk-driving from 10,851 to 27,635. Deportations due to drug-related crimes also rose from 36,053 to 45,003 in two years.