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Matthew Kolken on Deportation And Removal

Deportations Slow Under Trump

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Never you worry Mr. Obama, your deportation record is safe.

Via the Washington Post:

Despite President Trump’s push for tougher immigration enforcement, U.S. agents are on pace to deport fewer people in the government’s 2017 fiscal year than during the same period last year, the latest statistics show.

Trump took office pledging to round up as many as 3 million drug dealers, gang members and other criminals he said were living in the United States illegally. But the most recent figures from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) indicate the government may be having a hard time finding enough eligible “bad hombres,” as the president described them, to quickly meet those targets.

As of Sept. 9, three weeks before the end of the 2017 fiscal year, ICE had deported 211,068 immigrants, according to the most recent figures provided by the agency. ICE removed 240,255 people during the government’s 2016 fiscal year.

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  1. ImmigrationLawBlogs's Avatar
    What are the comparative figures on immigration arrests and detention? Aren't those up under Trump compared to Obama?

    The Washington Post article in the above link says that immigration arrests are up 43 percent under Trump.

    And is the decrease in deportations due to lower enforcement in general, or is it because of greater Immigration Court backlogs due to a higher number of cases?

    Roger Algase
    Attorney at Law
    Updated 10-04-2017 at 05:29 PM by ImmigrationLawBlogs
  2. MKolken's Avatar
    Arrests of noncriminals this year are much, much lower than the peak enforcement years of the Obama administration.

    ICE Arrests Plummet under Trump Administration
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