The Obama administration has cut back on deporting undocumented immigrants, with forced
departures on track to drop more than 10 percent, the first annual decline in more than a decade.
In his first term, President Barack Obamahighlighted record deportations to show he was getting tough on immigration enforcement, which Republicans and even some Democrats have demanded as a condition for overhauling existing laws.
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The last fiscal year was different. The government deported 343,020 people in the U.S. illegally from Oct. 1, 2012, to Sept. 7, 2013, the most recent Immigration and Customs Enforcement data show. If that pace continued through the Sept. 30 end of the fiscal year, removals would reach a six-year low.
click the link to see the full article -- it explains many of the forces at work that have caused the immigration enforcement system to become so dysfunctional.