That could pose a challenge to the new administration's efforts to increase deportations, said Louis DeSipio, a professor of political science and Chicano/Latino studies at University of California, Irvine. "If Trump wants numbers, rather than to solve a political problem, he needs to go to these places, because that is where the numbers are," he said.

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