The decline of deportations could be due to the president prioritizing enforcement measures on “criminal immigrants.”
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As Katie wrote earlier today, the Obama administration will issue executive action on illegal immigration by the end of the year. She cited White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest saying, “President Obama has been working with Attorney General Eric Holder at the Justice Department and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson ‘for months’ to form decisions about what action to take on the issue. He has also been taking suggestions from outside groups.”