An article which appeared in The Washington Post, Deportation of illegal immigrants increases under Obama administration, says that nearly 400,000 people have been deported so far this year under the Obama administration.

According to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s data, 324,719 people have been deported this year to date. I.C.E.’s statistics indicate that deportations have tripled in the past ten years, from 189,026 in 2001, to a total of 387,242 in 2010, a steady increase since the Bush Administration took office in 2001.

Assuming I.C.E. may be the more authoritative source on these statistics, it is interesting how the use of statistics can be turned into a partisan issue.

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