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More Deportations Than Ever

Many hoped there might be improvements for immigrants under the leadership of the new Obama administration. Not so!

We have noticed a marked increase in reports and anecdotal evidence in the Houston area regarding deportations. We also get many calls from mothers of small children and pregnant women about the deportations of their husbands.

Now published reports confirm what we have heard.

Jeffrey Kaye, writing in the Los Angeles Times reported on March 23, 2010, that the Obama administration has broken all records on the deportation of undocumented immigrants—marking up a 5% annual increase even over the Bush administration. The L.A. Times article indicates that deportations are exacerbated in slow economic times.


Houston Catholic Worker , Vol. XXX, No. 3, May-July 2010.