Thursday, October 2, 2014
Immigration Enforcement Actions: 2013 -- Obama administration removed 438,000 noncitizens last year, 95 percent of them from Mexico and Central America
Each year, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) undertakes immigration enforcement actions involving hundreds of thousands of aliens who may be or are in violation of U.S. immigration laws. These actions include the apprehension or arrest, detention, return, and removal from the United States of aliens.
This Office of Immigration Statistics (OIS) Annual Report presents information on aliens determined inadmissible, apprehended, arrested, detained, returned, or removed, during 2013. Key findings in this report include:
• CBP determined approximately 204,000 aliens were inadmissible.
• DHS apprehended approximately 662,000 aliens; 64 percent were citizens of Mexico.
• ICE detained nearly 441,000 aliens.
• Approximately 178,000 aliens were returned to their home countries through processes that did not require a removal order.
• DHS removed approximately 438,000 aliens from the United States. The leading countries of origin for those removed were Mexico (72 percent), Guatemala (11 percent), Honduras (8.3 percent), and El Salvador (4.8 percent).
• Expedited removal orders accounted for 44 percent, of all removals.
• Reinstatements of final orders accounted for 39 percent, of all removals.
• ICE removed approximately 198,000 known criminal aliens from the United States.
Note that the Obama administration removed 438,000 noncitizens last year, 95 percent of them from Mexico and Central America.