DHS: More Than Half of Last Year's Deportees Convicted Criminals

October 18, 2011 Updated Oct 18, 2011 at 11:39 AM EDT

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DHS: More Than Half of Last Year's Deportees Convicted Criminals

October 18, 2011 Updated Oct 18, 2011 at 11:39 AM EDT

Department of Homeland Security data that is set to be released Tuesday shows that more than half of the approximately 400,000 illegal immigrants who were deported by the U.S. last year were convicted criminals, according to a USA Today story.

That number represents the largest percentage in almost a decade, according to the USA Today story.

Read the USA Today story HERE.