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DHS removed more than 368,000 immigrants in 2013

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration removed 368,644 immigrants from the
country last year.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Director John Sandweg says 235,093
of those immigrants were arrested at or near the U.S. border with Mexico.

This is the fewest number of immigrants deported by ICE since the end of
President George W. Bush’s administration.

Last year ICE removed more than 409,000 immigrants.

Sandweg says significant increases in the numbers of Central Americans arrested
along the Mexican border led to the drop in deportations this year. He said
those case take more time.

The Border Patrol made more than 409,000 arrests at the border during the 2013
budget year that ended in September.

ICE has removed more than 1.9 million immigrants since 2009.


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