Dec 21 2012
Deportation Filing Levels Continue to Decrease
According to recent data, deportation orders have again decreased. Data from the Immigration Courts show that in November 2012, only 14,926 new Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) filings seeking deportation orders were submitted. This is a 5.7 percent decrease when compared to October 2012 and a nearly 25 percent decrease when compared to average FY 2012 levels.
Data analyzed by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) show that ICE deportation filings have been decreasing since 2009 and continue to do so. These numbers are based on case-by-case information obtained by TRAC under the Freedom of Information Act.