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.