Over 250,000 Illegals and 5,500 Gang Members Deported By ICE in 2019
85,958 of those illegal aliens were deported from the interior of the US in 2019
More than a quarter of a million illegal aliens and 5,500 gang members have been deported from the US by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Fiscal Year 2019.
ICE agents deported nearly 267,258 illegal aliens between September 2018 and October 2019, a four percent increase compared to 2018, and almost a 20 percent increase compared to 2017.
85,958 of those illegal aliens were deported from the interior of the US in 2019, while more than 181,000 illegal aliens were deported after arriving at the southern border.
Of the 65,000 illegal aliens deported from the U.S. interior, the majority were convicted criminals.
A further 13,500 illegal aliens had pending criminal charges against them.
ICE’s resources have been strained because between 11 and 22 million illegal aliens are living in the interior of the country at any given time.
Moreover, ICE deported 5,497 known or suspected gang members in 2019.
Among them, almost 60 known or suspected terrorists were deported.
Foreign nationals like 26-year-old Carlos Alfredo Luna-Guebara from El Salvador were reported in 2019.
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Furthermore, ICE deported 45-year-old Houcine Ghoul from Tunisia after he entered the U.S. on a tourist visa and fraudulently married an American citizen to obtain a green card.
As a result of deporting illegal aliens, taxpayers save about $622 billion over the course of a lifetime.
The figures reveal that the deportation of illegal aliens is less costly than what taxpayers subsidize the millions of illegal aliens living in the U.S.
According to the latest Pew Research Center survey, roughly 54 percent of all Americans say deportations is very or somewhat important to enforcing national immigration law.
In July, the Trump administration granted ICE additional powers to deport illegal aliens by bypassing immigration courts rapidly.
The powers will apply in situations where an illegal immigrant is unable to prove they have been residing in the United States continuously for at least two years.