ICE 2021 Fiscal Year Annual Report: What was revealed?

Here are some of the main items that were determined from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Fiscal Year Annual Report:

  • Approximately 1.8 million people entered the US illegally in 2021. About 500,000 to 600,000 of those evaded arrest. The immigration and customs enforcement was only able to remove 59,011 illegal immigrants, that is barely 1,000 people per week. These are the lowest numbers for removals since 1995 and the lowest number in the history of the ICE agency.
  • Approximately half of the removals that occurred in 2021, took place while Trump was still in office.
  • There are approximately 14.5 million illegal immigrants in the United States and the ICE agency made only 74,082 arrests. Lower numbers of arrests means fewer removals in future years. New cases declined in 2021, but ICE also dismissed or closed 18,809 cases that were previously existing for removal.
  • This decline in ICE agency enforcement came before the new guidelines were given to limit where ICE can enforce actions.

The Federation for American Immigration Reform (a.k.a - FAIR) uses these facts to cite that while current President Joe Biden has not formally abolished ICE as the party demands, the data shows that he has worked to abolish its functions. Dan Stein, the president of FAIR, says that “The agency’s 20,790 employees still show up for work each day hoping to enforce the law, but they are prevented from doing their jobs and protecting the security and interests of the American People.”

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