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Deporting Mayhem to Central America

The Obama administration is sending more criminal deportees back to Central America, and that's a recipe for more crime and violence.
Eighty percent of the cocaine in the U.S. passes through Central America. Photographer: Orlando Sierra/AFP/Getty Images

To secure U.S. borders and win Republican support for immigration reform, President Barack Obama stepped up deportations of unauthorized immigrants, especially those with criminal records. Whether the border is now more "secure" is debatable. Certainly Republicans haven't been persuaded.

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