Nov 06

The pace of deportations of illegal immigrants from the Pacific Northwest has reached an all-time high.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement deported 10,602 people from Washington, Oregon and Alaska in fiscal 2008, which ended Sept. 30. That’s a 37 percent increase over fiscal 2007 when 7,688 illegal aliens were sent back to their home countries, according to an ICE press release.

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