Friday, December 13, 2019

Fiscal Year 2019 Removal Statistics: More than 90% of Removals Are Nonciizens from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador


The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Fiscal Year 2019 Enforcement and Removal Operations Report was released this week.  Here is the press statement that accompanied the release of the data.

The removal data is revealing.  In "Appendix B: Removals by Country of Citizenship Table 3: FY 2018 – FY 2019 ICE Removals by Country of Citizenship" (beginning on page 28), the data shows the following: 

Total Removals              Fiscal Year 2018  256,085    Fiscal Year 2019  267,258

MEXICO                         141,045          127,492

GUATEMALA                50,390            54,919

HONDURAS                   28,894            41,800

EL SALVADOR              15,445             18,981

Total removals for these four nations

FY 2018:  92.06% of all removals

FY 2019:  90.99% of all removals

Latinx migrants thus accounted for more than 90% of the noncitizens removed from the United States in fiscal years 2018 and 2019.  The legal immigrant population in the United States, as well as the undocumented population, is much more divese than these removal numbers would suggest.


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