ICE ‘removed’ more than 368,000 individuals in FY2013, more than 60% were criminal offenders


Jacob Goodwin
Government Security News
December 23, 2013

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced on December 19 the agency’s fiscal year (FY) 2013 year-end removal numbers showing that 98 percent of removals met one or more of the agency’s civil immigration enforcement priorities.

These figures highlight ICE’s ongoing commitment to primary immigration enforcement missions: the apprehension of criminal aliens and other immigration violators in the interior of the U.S.; and the detention and removal of individuals apprehended by ICE and CBP, while attempting to unlawfully enter the U.S., said ICFE in a news release.

This year, as part of an effort to enhance the manner in which it collects and reports enforcement statistics, ICE is also reporting where the individual was apprehended — an important indicator that helps ICE ensure it is operating in line with its identified priorities. This format builds on the refinements of prior years and provides enhanced detail and clarity regarding ICE’s immigration enforcement operations.

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