Posted on December 29, 2020

4,000+ Known or Suspected Gang Members, Including Those in MS-13, Deported in FY 2020

Adam Shaw, Fox News, December 24, 2020

ICE deported more than 4,000 known or suspected gang members in fiscal year 2020, including hundreds belonging to the MS-13 gang, the agency said in a new report.

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement end-of-year report for FY 2020 finds that the agency, which has come under fire from activists and lawmakers during the Trump administration, deported 185,884 immigrants.

Of that number, 64% had either criminal convictions or pending criminal charges — 399,235 aliens.

According to the report, 4,276 were known or suspected gang members, including 675 known or believed to have been a member of the brutal gang MS-13.

Additionally, 31 were known or suspected terrorists. Among the high-profile cases was the September removal of Saudin Agani, who ICE said provided material support to a terror organization, and the relative of the suspect who attacked two New York City cops earlier this year.