U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Deportations of 'Dreamers' who've lost protected status have surged under Trump

Deportations of 'Dreamers' who've lost protected status have surged under Trump

The number of “Dreamers” deported after being brought illegally to the United States as children and losing their protected status because of criminal behavior appears to have soared in the first few months of the Trump administration.

According to data released this week by the Department of Homeland Security, 43 immigrants whose protection under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was terminated were deported during the first two months of the Trump presidency, from Jan. 20 to March 25.

That’s a much higher proportion than under President Obama, when former Dreamers were being deported at a rate of about seven a month since the program got underway in...

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