We know that two-thirds of deportations under President Obama have been of minor criminals or people who haven’t committed any crime at all.
But detailed deportation data obtained by Fusion paints an intimate portrait of those deportations. Seniors, children and people convicted of crimes like "eavesdropping" accounted for thousands of removals from October 1, 2012 to November 8, 2013.
Are these the serious criminals that the president thinks we should be pursuing?
Cristina is an Emmy-nominated reporter and producer. She recently won an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for her documentary Death by Fentanyl. She attended Yale University and has reported for the New Haven Independent, ABC News, Univision, The Huffington Post, and Fusion.
Ted Hesson was formerly the immigration editor at Fusion, covering the issue from Washington, D.C. He also writes about drug laws and (occasionally) baseball. On the side: guitars, urban biking, and fiction.