LA Times: Number of Immigrants Deported from U.S. Dropped Sharply in Last Year

The L.A. Times reports that the number of immigrants deported from the U.S. fell sharply in the last year, a decline driven by the Obama administration’s struggle to handle the surge of Central American migrants and its continuing shift in deciding whom to deport. The decrease was recorded even as the number of people caught crossing the border rose. It is likely to give ammunition to Republicans who accuse the administration of lax enforcement, though it could also boost the president’s standing in Latino communities.

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