More illegal immigrants with criminal convictions are being deported in recent years, driving up the number of people being removed from the United States, according to data from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. . . Of the 350,000 people deported this year, more than half had criminal convictions, a 55 percent increase since 2008, ICE data show.http://www.sacbee.com/2010/10/05/3080002/deportation-xy-x-yxy-xyx-yx.html
Of course, this is Obama, so don't get too excited.
At the same time, deportation numbers for those deemed noncriminals have declined. . . . noncriminal deportations – which include voluntary returns – have dropped 30 percent.http://www.sacbee.com/2010/10/05/3080002/deportation-xy-x-yxy-xyx-yx.html
In other words, if you steal a car from an American, you will be deported. But, if you steal a job or social services or tax dollars, you can stay.