Saturday, January 25, 2014

How the deportation numbers mislead

Adam Goodman on Aljazeera writes that "[o]ver the past five years, activists, academics and the news media have stressed that the Obama administration has removed nearly 2 million undocumented immigrants, and is on pace to deport more than any other White House in U.S. history. The truth is that the U.S. is actually deporting fewer people than it did before — but the way in which it is doing so has never been so punitive.What has changed is the way people are deported. . . .  Today deportation is more permanent, and the consequences more severe."  Click the link above to read more of Goodman's analysis.


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