Oct 19 2011
Record Number of People Deported from U.S. in Fiscal Year 2011
Fiscal Year 2011 saw U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) break a new record for the amount of people deported from the United States. From July 2010 to June 2011, a total of 400,000 people were deported from the U.S., the largest number ever recorded by ICE. According to ICE, these numbers “underscore the administration's focus on removing individuals ... that fall into priority areas.” These priority areas include people who break laws, are threats to national security or are repeat violators.
In Fiscal Year 2011, a total of 396,906 people were removed from the U.S. Out of those 216,698 were convicted of felonies or misdemeanors. A breakdown of categories is shared below:
1,119 - homicide
5,848 - sexual offenses
44,653 - drug-related crimes
35,927 - driving under the influence