Deportation of illegals reaches record high

ICE removed 392,000 illegal immigrants in fiscal year 2010, which ended Sept. 30, an increase of more than 23,000 who were deported the year before


Chattanooga Times Free Press

WASHINGTON — A record high number of illegal and criminal immigrants were deported from the United States last year, Obama administration officials said Wednesday.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said programs like Secure Communities, which began in 2008 in Houston, helped boost the deportation rate. That program, which began in 2008 in Houston, is enforced in all law enforcement jurisdictions along the border in Texas and other Southwest states, she said.

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