There are a few key ways for an illegal immigrant to get deported. Anything to do with making or selling drugs is the number one way to get kicked out of the country, with 45,003 cases in the last fiscal year alone. That's up nearly one third from 2008, but drug offenses may not be number one for long thanks to a surge in drunken driving-related deportations.
According to the Associated Press, drunk driving-related deportations have nearly tripled from 10,851 cases in 2008 to 28,635 in the fiscal year ending September, 2010. Another 13,028 illegal aliens were deported for other serious traffic violations – three times the 4,527 offenders deported in 2008. The spike in drunken driving deportations is a part of a larger influx of illegals being deported for various reasons. In total, 393,000 non-U.S. citizens were shown the door, with half of those deported for criminal offenses.

The message here? Drinking and driving is always a bad move, but for illegals getting behind the wheel after excessive drinking, getting busted can mean a whole lot more than a few hefty fines.


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      Mdriftda
      • 3 Years Ago
      I dont think they've become more ballsy i think we've just let more of them in, knowingly or not.
      dan
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is this another to get the mexicans ou of the country, wish canada had a law like this would have to see drunk on my street
      NightFlight
      • 3 Years Ago
      Just a thought: If ANY individual is caught in this country and they are here ILLEGALLY, shouldn't they be deported anyway? America spent 90 BILLION a year is spent on welfare and social services for illegals, 30 BILLION in food assistance programs in 2004 alone. 12 BILLION was spent trying to educate the illegals children, when most of them can't even speak English so we have to hire ESL instructors. I read the other day that 30% of all federal prison inmates are illegal aliens. Keep letting these people suck our system dry. /rant
        NightFlight
        • 3 Years Ago
        @NightFlight
        Autoblog, is it too much to ask for an edit button or a functional comment system? Geez.
        cashsixeight
        • 3 Years Ago
        @NightFlight
        Agree with you, but OTOH, we get awesome food and really cheap lawncare services.
        nardvark
        • 3 Years Ago
        @NightFlight
        As it currently stands, most police departments have policies against inquiring into immigration status. The rationale being that illegal immigrants need to feel that they can go to the police with information without the fear of being deported. This protects citizens as well as illegal immigrants.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @NightFlight
        [blocked]
        TelegramSam
        • 3 Years Ago
        @NightFlight
        In this country, our culture requires a subclass, to foist all of the undesirable work upon, and then to scapegoat for our mountain of social problems caused by our largely anti-intellectual population. Without illegal immigration this subclass would not be nearly as large. This problem will never be fixed by a culture that values commerce above all else.
        Zanardi1782
        • 3 Years Ago
        @NightFlight
        Exactly what I was thinking. If they're here illegally, it shouldn't matter what they did or didn't do. Get in line like I did.
      Hazdaz
      • 3 Years Ago
      How about we deport a-holes that drink and drive no matter what - even if they are born and raised in the US??
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Hazdaz
        [blocked]
          nardvark
          • 3 Years Ago
          I sure as crap haven't had a DUI. We need to move much closer to zero-tolerance. Totally preventable source of tragedy.
          stvrahn
          • 3 Years Ago
          You might feel differently if you had three family members ( yes, three) hit by drunk illegals. I did. No one was killed, but the drunk driver fled the scene each time. The first one was found dead in a field...from blood loss. He ran as far as he could, leaving broken, bleeding person trapped in his car The point is, many of these people are without conscience, and will routinely endanger other human beings by driving blasted.... than just leave them bleeding and injured. Some have repeated the behavior again and again. Guess who foots the bill? Deport them...first time they are caught.
          Camaroman101
          • 3 Years Ago
          how hard is it to take a damn taxi if youre too drunk to drive? you may not care about your life but don't put mine in jeopardy
          IBx27
          • 3 Years Ago
          +1 to nardvark.
      Auto Koenig
      • 3 Years Ago
      @nightfight : hey Sport, you should know "America" is a continent, not a country. Get your act together and learn your ABCs...
        sirjaysmith
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Auto Koenig
        who cares what it actually is, pop culture says otherwise....
        Matt
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Auto Koenig
        Um.. If you ask people who are not residents of the United States if they are Americans you'll generally get a "no". Ask a Canadian or Mexican friend if he's American, and see what they say.
          tegdesign
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Matt
          My 90 year old Grandmother is also as ignorant and inaccurate when she speaks of Asians, but really means just those Asians from China. Not Japan, India or the myriad of other nationalities that includes, but I give her a pass because shes a my sweat little old Grandma. She's the only one I give a pass. Just because many get it wrong does not make it right.
        nardvark
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Auto Koenig
        Honestly, people here don't mean to be dismissive when they say "America." "United States of America" is too long to use in conversation, so it gets shortened. I've noticed that many Brits tend to refer to the USA as "the States." That doesn't mean they think we're the only collection of states on the planet.
        tegdesign
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Auto Koenig
        Thank you!! I'm glad I'm not the only one who gets annoyed with this laziness in assuming one is talking about the United States of America by saying America. Lazy and inaccurate. The Canadians live in America too, and for that matter so do Argentinians! It's United States, US, USA or United States of America thank you very much. You'd at least think the so called "news" programs would get it accurate, but they are the worst offenders.
        kwa
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Auto Koenig
        I think you're confusing America with "Americas", which is used to describe the "New World" which is a term that hasnt been relevant for centuries now? Pretty sad attempt to blur the lines of citizenship. I see nothing wrong with the US using the term "America", out of convenience and the fact that no one would ever have to prove that they do in fact live in the Western Hemisphere. Besides, by your logic, if that's "America" then chances are the illegal is being transferred somewhere else in "America", so they're not really being deported ;-) .
          tegdesign
          • 3 Years Ago
          @kwa
          By no means am I saying illegals shouldn't be deported. They should be if they have a DUI or not. Come here by legal means and make a better life for you and your family but do it the right way, get in line and become a citizen. My beef is a semantic one. Okay it's also a tangent. It's a pet peeve of terms. Like the term irregardless double negative. Just because we all know what they mean to say does not make it less stupid. Maybe some one else would take issue with my punctuation in the same way....
      Yakapo
      • 3 Years Ago
      Good. I got once hit by an illegal alien driving recklessly. The police said they couldn't even give her a ticket. Fortunately her husband had insurance. They ended up giving her a ticket anyway but they said she didn't have to do anything about it. Cops said I'm lucky she didn't just run for it. If they are drunk they know what will happen so they just abandon their vehicle. Before you label me racist... I was born overseas and raised in Texas. My late father went to school in Michigan in the 70's and my family migrated here in the late 70's. I wasn't born in Texas but I got here as quick as I could. I'm an adopted Texan. =D Ironically, my wife (Caucasian who grew up on a farm in Kansas) has picked up a little of my Texan accent.
        sirjaysmith
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Yakapo
        If they abandon their vehicle, does that mean we get to keep it? It would be a nice part out or for scrap.
      sonicpunk32
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's good that even LEGAL permanent residents get deported after repeat DUI convictions.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @sonicpunk32
        [blocked]
        Kghd
        • 3 Years Ago
        @sonicpunk32
        +1, general, proper comment for the real law breakers, unlike others with racist rants.
      natron3030
      • 3 Years Ago
      Deportations are way up... but you wouldn't know it if you listened to any of the right wing outlets.
      Smitty_Smithenson
      • 3 Years Ago
      Good. GTFO.
      Andre Neves
      • 3 Years Ago
      GOOD! Best news I've heard all week.
      cashsixeight
      • 3 Years Ago
      Aliens walking among us?!??!?!! http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-aJeraBPrjBw/TYYoq1JrpUI/AAAAAAAAAGY/AmIWVa5Fojw/s1600/WormGuys.jpg
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