Two Million Undocumented Immigrants Have Been Deported Since 2009
Last month, President Obama called for a review of deportation policy. To get a sense of how enormous the number of deportations have been under this administration, check out this infographic from our colleagues at the Center for American Progress:
Check out a few other resources on deportations as well:
- Jeb Bush believes that undocumented immigrants cross the border out of “act of love.”
- Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley says Baltimore will stop automatically detaining immigrants.
- A moving story of a veteran, father, and small business owner who was arrested by armed immigration officials in his own home and then deported.
- Speaker John Boehner, after dragging his feet, is apparently “hell bent” on passing immigration reform this year.
BOTTOM LINE: With each passing day, failure to pass comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship costs more and more in economic benefits for the country and in families torn apart.