Record Numbers Deported in 2011

Immigration statistics are coming out just in time to inform the presidential candidates' calculations on the controversial issue. During the 2011 fiscal year, U.S. authorities deported 391,953 foreign-born people, according to numbers released Friday by the Office of Immigration Statistics. Ninety-three percent of those deported came from just four countries: Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. The deportations includes a record-high number of 188,000 individuals convicted of crimes in the United States. The figures are down slightly for the 2012 fiscal year: with one month left, the U.S. has deported approximately 366,000 undocumented civilians.