Self-Deportations Surge Under Trump

The number of illegal immigrants giving up court fights and voluntarily leaving the U.S. is soaring since President Donald Trump took office.

A report by The Marshall Project revealed voluntary departure applications reached a seven-year high of 29,818 last year. The number of applications is double that of the previous year.

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The Daily Caller detailed the findings in The Marshall Project report.

The voluntary departures, or those to choose to “self-deport” could be viewed as a victory for the Trump administration, The Marshall Project reported.

It cited these factors for the rise in those volunteering to leave the U.S.:

Alejandra Garcia Zamarrón, who was in a U.S. detention center before she returned to Mexico, told The Marshall Project that others were considering the option, as well.

“They give up,” she said.

via newsmax

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