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NY Times: US Deportation of Illegal Immigrants Declines

The New York Times reports the number of court ordered deportations of illegal immigrants in the United States has fallen nearly in half since 2009. Figures released Wednesday by the Justice Department, which oversees the federal government's immigration court system, show the Obama administration opened 26 percent fewer deportation cases in the courts last year than in 2009. The numbers highlight the administration's shift towards greater discretion among prosecutors about the...

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