Illegal immigrant deportations up 7 percent in Colorado, Wyoming
DENVER, Colorado ” Federal agents say they deported more than 6,000 illegal immigrants from Colorado and Wyoming over the past 12 months, a 7 percent increase over the previous year.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Thursday that almost 60 percent of those deported had been convicted of other crimes.
The report covers work by the agency’s Denver office, which is responsible for Colorado and Wyoming. The report includes the federal fiscal year that ran from October 2007 through September 2008.
ICE says that nationwide, it deported 349,000 illegal immigrants in that time, a 20 percent increase over the previous 12 months.