Deportation Data Shows Obama Removed 2,500 Children and Seniors


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We know that two-thirds of deportations under President Obama have been of minor criminals or people who haven’t committed any crime at all.

But detailed deportation data obtained by Fusion paints an intimate portrait of those deportations. Seniors, children and people convicted of crimes like "eavesdropping" accounted for thousands of removals from October 1, 2012 to November 8, 2013.

Are these the serious criminals that the president thinks we should be pursuing?

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