U.S. immigration officials announced Tuesday that during the year ending Sept. 30, they deported a record number of individuals — nearly 400,000 of them. According to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, enforcement efforts concentrated on sending criminal offenders back to their home countries. Some 55 percent of the deportees were criminals convicted of misdemeanors or felonies. U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said that in a time of tight resources, it makes sense to prioritize removal of illegal immigrants who may be a threat to the safety of others. Read the full story here.
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