Skip to comments.U.S. deportations of migrant families rose substantially in 2020
Posted on 12/24/2020 1:43:22 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
WASHINGTON - Federal immigration officials deported about 14,500 migrant family members in fiscal year 2020, returning more parents and children in a single year than they did during the first three years of President Donald Trump's term combined, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's annual report released Wednesday.
A top federal official said the deportations rose because El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala agreed to more quickly help with the repatriation of their citizens in the past fiscal year, which ran from October 2019 through September 2020. Officials had deported a total of more than 10,700 parents and children - known as "family unit" members - during the previous three fiscal years.
ICE's year-end report concludes a tumultuous era in immigration enforcement, and serves as a baseline for President-elect Joe Biden's administration as it considers reversing many of Trump's policies.
While deportations of family units rose, the United States deported fewer adult individuals and unaccompanied minors last fiscal year. In total, ICE deported 185,884 people in the 2020 fiscal year, a 30 percent drop from the previous year and the lowest tally of Trump's term, according to the report. More than 4,000 unaccompanied minors were among them, down from more than 6,300 the year before.
The ICE deportations are in addition to nearly 200,000 "expulsions" in the past fiscal year - an emergency power that Trump gave border officials to rapidly remove people from the United States, sometimes in a matter of hours, while bypassing typical immigration proceedings.
That tally includes many migrants who attempted to enter the United States more than once.
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Good. Let them get in line like the law abiding citizens do.
I love to see my tax dollars at work for something good.
Something good for a change....
A drop in the bucket. 14,000! I mean 5 million probably crossed.
Migrants my ass - these are illegals that should never have invaded our borders to begin with!
Better yet keep them out. Close the damn border for about a year. I’m so damned sick and tired of jabbering Third World mutts over running our nation.
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