We deported 367,000 illegal aliens last year, trend looks like it will continue

I know it doesn’t have anything to do with legal refugees but I thought this article sent by  Blulitespecial today was pretty interesting and thought you might want to see it too.

This (a recent flight taking off from O’Hare) is U.S .Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Flight Repatriate, a booming airline ferrying illegal immigrants out of the country.

Flying worldwide from O’Hare and 22 other airports, the so-called ICE Air planes transported more than 367,000 illegal immigrants, including 11,500 from the Chicago area, out of the U.S. from October 2007 to October 2008—a 26 percent increase over the previous fiscal year and 77 percent more than in 2006.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano recently called for ways to “expedite removal” of thousands more illegal immigrants. The directive surprised advocates who have been lobbying for fewer deportations while they build momentum to reintroduce Immigration reform legislation in Congress by July.

So they are aiming for July for Immigration reform legislation.

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