Amer­i­can ex­pul­sions dip

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

WASH­ING­TON: Lat­est statis­tics from im­mi­gra­tion of­fi­cials show that US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump is un­likely to meet his goal of de­port­ing 2 mil­lion to 3 mil­lion crim­i­nals any time soon.

In Jan­uary, the US ex­pelled 9 913 crim­i­nals. Af­ter a slight uptick un­der Trump, de­por­ta­tions sank to 9 600 crim­i­nals in June.

Ex­pul­sions un­der Trump have re­mained lower than in past years.

In the first six months of the year, 61 370 im­mi­grants with crim­i­nal records were de­ported, down from 70 603 over the same pe­riod last year.

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