US IMMIGRATION

Deportations from the US under the Obama administration

PUBLISHED : Friday, 20 January, 2017, 3:29pm
UPDATED : Friday, 17 March, 2017, 5:36pm

President Donald Trump’s tough talk on immigration was a central part of his campaign messsage. Last November he announced he wanted to deport up to three million undocumented immigrants.

The data shows the number of foreigners removed from the United States has been increasing for several decades. Trump’s hard-line stance might not be the fundamental shift in national policy as it first appears