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ICE Deported Nearly 400,000 Individuals in the Past One Year

October 18, 2011

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John  Morton today announced the agency’s fiscal year 2011 year-end removal numbers.  In fiscal year 2011, ICE’s Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations removed  396,906 individuals — the largest number in the agency’s history. Of these,  nearly 55 percent or 216,698 of the people removed were convicted of felonies  or misdemeanors — an 89 percent increase in the removal of criminals since FY  2008. This includes 1,119 aliens convicted of homicide; 5,848 aliens convicted  of sexual offenses; 44,653 aliens convicted of drug related crimes; and 35,927  aliens convicted of driving under the influence. ICE achieved similar  results with regard to other categories prioritized for removal. Ninety percent  of all ICE’s removals fell into a priority category and more than two-thirds of  the other removals in 2011 were either recent border crossers or repeat  immigration violators.  Secretary Napolitano has directed ICE to focus its resources as  effectively as possible on key priorities. This includes expanding the use and  frequency of investigations and programs like Secure Communities and Operation  Cross Check, that target criminal aliens; working closely with CBP to remove  recent border crossers; and focusing on repeat violators of immigration laws  and immigration fugitives.

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