Feds Cut Deportations in Half as Budgets Grew

Feds Cut Deportations in Half as Budgets Grew

Feds Cut Deportations in Half as Budgets Grew

Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions just released federal data showing that Immigration and Customs Enforcement deportations have plummeted over the past three years despite big budget increases.

According to the numbers, ICE deportations have dropped by 43 percent overall since 2013. The figures show a larger 62 percent drop in deportations with regard to illegal immigrants caught within the interior of the country.

“In FY 2012, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) removed 409,849 aliens from the United States, with 180,970 coming from the interior of the United States. In FY 2015, ICE removed 235,413 aliens, with only 69,478 coming from the interior,” said a statement from the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest that Sessions chairs.

 

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