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Fewer parents of US-citizen kids being deported

Children of Immigrants

Arizona Daily Star

By Perla Trevizo

1/2/2016

Fewer parents of U.S. citizen children are being deported, both in Arizona and nationwide.

Removals of parents with U.S.-born children in fiscal 2014 fell by nearly half compared to 2013, according to data from Immigration and Customs Enforcement obtained through a public-records request. Arizona saw nearly 2,300 removals in 2014 compared to 4,413 in 2013. Nationwide, there were 39,300 removals in 2014 and more than 72,000 in 2013.

Over the last several years, the federal government has narrowed …

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