Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released figures showing that they deported fewer people during FY2013 than any year since FY2008 –368,644. But that number is still higher than at any time during the Bush administration despite the unauthorized immigrant population peaking in 2007. Just eyeballing the bottom graph confirms that the level of deportations is largely explained by the size of the unauthorized immigrant population (R-Squared=.813). The more unauthorized immigrants there were, the higher the number of deportations.
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