Deportations by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) remained lower than during the Trump administration for the second straight year.
The agency removed 13,000 more illegal immigrants than in fiscal year 2021 but stood far lower than the last full year under Trump.
ICE deportations remained well below Trump-era levels in FY 2022, amid historic border crisis https://t.co/20f5AcuW9u
— Fox News (@FoxNews) December 31, 2022
"ICE’s report showed that the agency removed 72,177 illegal immigrants in FY 2022, slightly more than the 59,011 deported in FY 2021. That number in turn had marked a sharp drop from the 185,884 deported in FY 20 (the last full fiscal year of the Trump administration) and 267,258 in FY 2019," Fox News reported.
"The agency said that those deportations included removals to over 150 countries, with about half being conducted by charter flight. Among those deported were 2,667 known or suspected gang members 55 known or suspected terrorists, and 74 fugitives wanted for crimes including rape, homicide and kidnapping," it added.
More than 72,000 border-crossers were nabbed and removed during the 12 months ending Sept. 30, up from just over 59,000 during the 2021 fiscal year.
But both numbers are a fraction of the 185,884 illegal aliens deported in fiscal year 2020.https://t.co/8ek5Zpu4jO
— FAIR (@FAIRImmigration) December 31, 2022
"In all, the report said deportees were removed to more than 150 countries. More than 44,000 had been charged or convicted of crimes, including '2,667 known or suspected gang members, 55 known or suspected terrorists, and seven human rights violators,'" the New York Post reported.
"Another 74 deportees were being sought by foreign governments on charges including murder, rape, terrorism and kidnapping," it added.
The numbers are in addition to the much larger total of illegal immigrants who have entered the country over the past two years of the Biden administration.
Additional concerns also come as the Biden administration has pushed for the end of Title 42, a health policy that allows Border Patrol to turn away migrants at the border to stop the spread of COVID-19.
The Supreme Court has ruled to leave the policy in place until a hearing takes place, likely in February.
If the policy does not stand, the nation could soon see far more migrants entering the nation than the already historically high numbers.
Source: Fox News