Most illegal immigrants deported last year were criminals By Alan Gomez and Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY WASHINGTON The U.S. deported nearly 400,000 illegal immigrants last year, and an increasing number of them were convicted criminals, according to figures set for release Tuesday by the Department of Homeland Security. Deportations have been on the rise for the past decade, and the 396,906 illegal immigrants deported in fiscal year 2011 is the highest number yet, according to the figures. Of the convicted criminals deported last year, 1,119 were convicted of homicide, 5,848 of sexual offenses, 44,653 of drug-related offenses and 35,927 of driving under the influence, according to the Homeland Security figures Most illegal immigrants deported last year were criminals Where are the law abiding hard working illegal aliens who only want to work and make a better life for the families? They are the criminals who were deported after they were hard working law abiding people. The cost of illegal alien crime and the lost of lives and rape of our children is too high a price to pay for cheap labor and blood stained votes. Immigration Reform should include deporting illegal aliens before they commit crimes. How many American live would be saved by deportation of the 20 million?