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Deportations Dip By 30 Percent In Northwest

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SEATTLE (AP) - The number of immigrants residing in Washington, Oregon and Alaska deported from the United States dropped by more than 30 percent in 2013 compared to the previous year.
    
New figures released by U.S. Immigration and Customs enforcement show that 4,525 people residing in the Pacific Northwest were removed from the country in fiscal year 2013. That's compared to 6,733 people in 2012 and nearly 11,000 people in 2008.
    
Included in the number of people removed from the Pacific Northwest are immigrants who are transferred to the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma from outside the three states.
    
During the Obama Administration, the number of removals has dropped by nearly 60 percent in the Pacific Northwest.

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