When it comes to federal prisoners, immigration offenses is now second only to drug offenses according to data from the Bureau of Prisons. There are currently 98,554 prisoners in for drug related offenses. In second place is immigration offenses — 20,862.
There are currently 211,150 prisoners in federal prison. The U.S. deported 368,644 undocumented immigrants in 2013 compared to 409,849 in 2012. Earlier this month, LaRaza President Janet Murguía was critical of President Obama.
“For the president, I think his legacy is at stake here,” Murguía said during an interview, “We consider him the deportation president, or the deporter-in-chief.”
By April 2014, over 2 million deportations will have happened on President Obama’s watch.