Forced Apart

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I. Summary

II. Recommendations

III. Deportation Law Based on Criminal Convictions Before 1996

IV. Deportation Law Based on Criminal Convictions After 1996

V. National Statistics on Deportation for Crimes

VI. US Deportation Policy Violates Human Rights

VII. Conclusion: The Need for a Legislative Solution

Appendix: A History of Human Rights Watch’s FOIA Request for Deportation Data PDF file - 3 pages, 55 kb

July 2007   Volume 19, No. 3(G)