From Fox 5:
U.S. authorities deported a record-breaking number of illegal immigrants this fiscal year, half of whom were convicted criminals, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano announced Wednesday.
Statistics show that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), an agency under the DHS, deported more than 392,000 illegal immigrants nationwide -- 23,000 more removals than in 2008. Of those, 195,000 were convicted criminals -- an 81,000 jump since 2008.
Napolitano credited these increases to the Obama administration's expansion of the Secure Communities initiative, which prioritizes the deportation of dangerous criminal aliens.