Almost all immigrants deported by the federal government are men, and more than three-quarters of them are in their 20s and 30s, according to a new report Thursday that gives the clearest look yet at who immigration agents are removing from the country.
Only 7 percent of the 368,000 immigrants deported in 2013 were women, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (http://trac.syr.edu/immigration/reports/350/), which scrutinizes U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement data.
That profile stands in contrast to the image immigrant-rights advocates often use of a mother being separated from her children by deportation. While that does occur, it is the exception.
According to the data from TRAC, 42 percent of immigrants deported were in their 20s, and 34 percent were in their 30s.
The data from TRAC show that while rare, children and senior citizens are occasionally removed. Slightly more than 100 children under the age of 10 were deported in each of the last two years, while between 177 people 70 and older were deported in 2013, according to the data.
Deportations include both illegal immigrants and legal immigrants who have committed serious criminal violations.
The TRAC obtains its data from ongoing open-records requests from ICE, which is the agency that conducts deportations.
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