Some Statistical Honesty From ICE

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4 February 2014
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ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), the part of ICE responsible for removing illegal aliens from the United States, has officially released their statistics. Those statistics,with remarkable honesty, give the lie to the Regime's claim that there are a record number of deportations. And ICE ERO admits that it is using U.S. Border Patrol arrests to pad its accomplishments. No matter how you count, the number of deportations are collapsing.

ICE: FY 2013 ICE Immigration Removals

In executing these responsibilities, ICE has prioritized its limited resources on the identification and removal of criminal aliens and those apprehended at the border while attempting to unlawfully enter the United States. This report provides an overview of ICE Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 civil immigration enforcement and removal operations:

In FY 2013:

ICE conducted a total of 368,644 removals.

ICE conducted 133,551 removals of individuals apprehended in the interior of the U.S.

This is shockingly low. Only 133,551 aliens were identified as deportable, arrested, and removed from the United States. This gives lie to the claim that ICE repeats with regularly that it is only budgeted to remove approximately 400,000 aliens. However, ICE was only able to remove 133,551 of the budgeted 400,000.

Then we get to the shocking honesty:

ICE conducted 235,093 removals of individuals apprehended along our borders while attempting to unlawfully enter the U.S.

ICE here admits that it was processing for deportation 235,093 illegal aliens arrested by the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) that normally would have been removed by the USBP. So, ICE here is admitting that it wasted millions of dollars deporting illegal aliens who would have been removed at a lower cost by the USBP, instead of spending those funds in the interior of the United States seeking out and arresting illegal aliens...

We can be thankful that ICE has publicly admitted that its whole enforcement strategy is a fraud, wasting millions of dollars duplicating work already performed by the USBP.