Rise In Deportations In the United States

Under the Obama administration, the number of deportations have risen significantly.   President Obama had a specific mandate to crack down on the illegal immigrants that are clear detriment to the society, and the focus of these deportations are geared toward the convicted criminals.

The number of deported convicted criminals in the U.S. has in fact risen since President Obama took office, from 114k criminal deportations to almost 200k criminal deportations.  While the overall number of deportations has risen at a modest rate.

Total Deportations Convicted Criminals % Criminals
2011* 404,000 195,000 48%
2010 392,862 195,772 50%
2009 387,790 136,126 35%
2008 369,221 114,415 31%
*projected number

In addition to checking to the criminal records, the administration has also gone as far as aggressively auditing companies that is suspected of hiring undocumented workers.   The businesses that knowingly hire illegal immigrants can be fined anywhere between $250 to $10,000 for each undocumented immigrant hiring.  And of course the undocumented workers will also face deportation, more likely if the worker any criminal records.

Green Card For Illegal Immigrants

If you happen have overstayed your visa or entered the U.S. illegally, you should look into the possibly of turn into a documented legal resident of the U.S.  There are actually ways of applying for a green card for illegal immigrants.  The two best methods to become legal is either through the immigrant registry, or receive amnesty for illegal immigrants under sectoin 245(i).