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In 2015, the Obama administration changed its immigration policy to "focus on the removal of convicted felons and other public safety threats." Were more convicted criminals deported in 2015 than 2014?

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Deportations of illegal immigrants who are convicted criminals declined from 177,000 in 2014 to 139,000 in 2015, or by 21%. In its 2015 deportation report, the Obama administration presented these figures in an indirect manner, thereby requiring readers to perform calculations to get the numbers of deported criminals.

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