New Statistics: Enforcement Continues Decline in 2016
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deportations continue to decline this year and are on pace to be the lowest since 2006, according to the latest ICE statistics. Deportations of criminals also keep declining, despite a nationwide litany of high-profile fatalities caused by criminal aliens, and despite the Obama administration’s claimed focus on removing deportable criminals. ICE internal metrics, including arrests, detainers and charging documents issued, show that enforcement in the interior has reached the lowest level of this administration. The number of aliens being detained is running slightly higher than it was at this time last year, but still well below the level mandated by Congress.