Record Number of People Deported from U.S. in Fiscal Year 2011

Fiscal Year 2011 saw U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) break a new record for the amount of people deported from the United States. From July 2010 to June 2011, a total of 400,000 people were deported from the U.S., the largest number ever recorded by ICE. According to ICE, these numbers “underscore the administration’s focus on removing individuals … that fall into priority areas.” These priority areas include people who break laws, are threats to national security or are repeat violators.

In Fiscal Year 2011, a total of 396,906 people were removed from the U.S. Out of those 216,698 were convicted of felonies or misdemeanors. A breakdown of categories is shared below:

1,119 – homicide
5,848 – sexual offenses
44,653 – drug-related crimes
35,927 – driving under the influence

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