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While border apprehensions have grown, the number of immigrants caught in the interior of the country has fallen sharply, and those people are much more likely to have committed a crime. (Chart courtesy the Migration Policy Institute)

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Report: Deportations near border surged as interior removals dropped

Deportations of immigrants caught at the U.S.-Mexico border surged under the Obama administration even as the number deported from the interior of the country fell sharply, according to a study of a decade's worth of government data.

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Report: Deportations near border surged as interior removals dropped

Deportations of immigrants caught at the U.S.-Mexico border surged under the Obama administration even as the number deported from the interior of the country fell sharply, according to a study of a decade's worth of government data.