by Peter A. Schulkin
Center for Immigration Studies
November 19, 2012
The Department of Homeland Security has been publicizing “the most ever” deportations of criminal illegal immigrants. Not publicized is the fact that a significant percentage of these criminals had been deported at least once before. A minimum of 46 percent of criminals deported in 2011 were previously deported and had illegally returned to the United States, which is a felony. The failure to better address this problem does not bode well for our ability to intercept terrorists who try to gain access to our country.

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