Obama’s Open Door: How Deportations Have Plummeted Since President’s Re-Election

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Editor’s Note: This story first appeared online on the Daily Mail. We reprint in part here.

The Obama administration formally disclosed Tuesday that it deported the fewest immigrants since 2006.

Between October 2014 and September 2015 the Department of Homeland Security oversaw the deportation of about 235,413 people.

ICE Removals

Department of Homeland Security Illustration.

At the same time, 337,117 people were arrested trying to cross the border illegally.

The Associated Press in October reported that Immigration and Customs Enforcement deported about 231,000 people as of Sept. 28.

DHS has previously said the drop in deportations overseen by ICE is largely due to the decline in arrests at the border. Border arrests dropped about 30 percent from 2014 to 2015.

Ready more at the Daily Mail.