U.S. Deported the Least Number of People Since 2006, with Border Arrests Dropping 30%

Fox News Latino, December 22, 2015

The Obama administration formally disclosed Tuesday that it deported the fewest immigrants since 2006.

In the last fiscal year, between October 2014 and September 2015, the Homeland Security Department oversaw the deportation of about 235,413 people–that’s almost 81,000 people less than the year before.

Of the 235,413 removed by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), nearly 70,000 were arrested inside the United States and most of them had been convicted of serious crimes, according to the annual statistical report for the fiscal year that ended on Sept. 30.

Almost 166,000 were arrested as they crossed or shortly after trying to cross the border illegally, the report said.

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The overall total of deportations generally does not include Mexicans caught at the border and quickly returned home by the Border Patrol.

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