US Deportations of Illegal Immigrants — By the Numbers

March 24, 2014

The Obama Administration is quick to point out that it has achieved record “Removals” of illegals in the United States.

In fact, according to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) there are two categories of deportation:

1) Removals

2) Returns

If you look at the figures released by DHS you will see that there are indeed “record” numbers of Removals.

However, observe the “Return” figures.

Now combine the “Removals” and “Returns.”

The record number of illegals "REMOVED" from the United States.

The record number of illegals “REMOVED” from the United States.

The second category of deportations went unnoticed.

The second category of deportations went unnoticed.

The two categories of deportation combined

The two categories of deportation combined



DHS announcement of highest immigration enforcement numbers — well…kinda

October 12, 2010

The DHS (Department of Homeland Security) press release dated 10/8/10 proclaimed: DHS/ICE reveal highest immigration enforcement numbers on record in fiscal year 2010

What the DHS didn’t inform the public of is that there are two categories of deportation.

It’s all about semantics. While it’s true that the removals have gone up, however, the returns have gone down. The overall combined numbers have also gone down. (see graphs below)

* Removals are based on an “order of removal”. The alien has administrative or criminal consequences placed on subsequent reentry.

* Returns are NOT based on an order of removal. Most of the voluntary returns are of Mexican nationals who have been apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol and are returned to Mexico. (There is no criminal consequences placed on subsequent reentry.)

“Since the beginning of this administration, we have fundamentally changed the federal government’s approach to immigration enforcement,” — DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano.

“In fiscal year (FY) 2010, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) removed more illegal aliens than in any other period in the history of our nation. ICE removed more than 392,000 illegal aliens-half of them, more than 195,000-were convicted of crimes, including murder, sex offenses and drug violations.”

According to the 2009 annual report released August 2010:

393,000 foreign nationals were removed from the United States—the seventh consecutive record high. The leading countries of origin of those removed were Mexico (72 percent), Guatemala (7 percent), and Honduras (7 percent).

580,000 foreign nationals were returned to their home countries without a removal order.

This year under the Mexican Interior Repatriation Program a record 23,384 illegal Mexican immigrants voluntarily accepted flights back to their homeland from Arizona. At a cost to the US taxpayer of nearly $15 million the voluntary flights surpassed the previous year by more than double. 85% of the travellers were male.

The Mexican Interior Repatriation Program (MIRP) began in July of 2004. Illegal Mexican migrants may volunteer for the program, returning home via charter aircraft from Tucson, Arizona to either Mexico City or Guadalajara. Bus transportation is then provided to their final destination. Repatriation flights from Tucson, AZ were offered for nearly four months this summer compared with 36 days in 2009.

You must click on each chart below to see full view

Source: Department of Homeland Security


Source: Department of Homeland Security

If you liked this article you may like these other immigration posts of interest:
Immigration dabate — how other countries handle it
Illegal immigration use rising ID theft crossing the border
An open letter about illegal immigration

Near 1 in 4 of US children born of foreign parents
400 lawmen take down 596 illegals
What the press isn’t saying about illegal immigration
Presidents’ law-breaking Aunt Zeituni gets day in court
President lifts immigration ban on HIV patients

An open letter about illegal immigration

June 5, 2010

I chose to write an open letter about illegal immigration in hopes that even if one person hears me I might make a difference.

Today I heard a clip from Senator John McCain saying something like, “we’re going to close the borders – then move forward with immigration reform.” I think to myself, why are we letting these law breakers stay and why does McCain condone such illegal behavior if he loves his country?

Then I watched a video of  talk show host Joyce Kaufman at 850 WFTL speak out about illegal immigration. Kaufman passionately gave a speech about how we have the right to defend our rights as American citizens.

After listening to these two people a genuine sadness enveloped me. It was this minority woman — after declaring her love for this country — who keenly stood before us and said, you have to make it your business.

I had to agree with her that if I wanted third world behavior — like selling food from their push-carts or out of a car trunk in my area — I’d move to a third world country. No one talks about the identity theft occurring. No one talks about instant citizenship for the babies (Other countries don’t offer it. Why do we?).

When did my America turn into this? At what point did I realize as a white person I wasn’t allowed to speak out in protest of what the illegal immigrants are doing to my country for fear of being called a racist? …or an enemy combatant?

Below is my letter — to anyone who will listen.

The videos are given in link form to protect the copyrights of the people responsible for them. I urge you to go to every last link — you never see links to videos in one place that scream individually and collectively to your American way of life and patriotism the way each and every one of them listed here will.

My letter titled, “An open letter to our leader(s)”…

I saw today that the local U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested 72 foreign nationals in the Chicago area in a sweep that ended last week. (Isn’t that where the Prez has a house?)

The report indicated that the 72 arrestees comprised of 65 men and seven women, represented the countries of China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Israel, Jamaica, Lithuania, Macedonia, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Russia and South Korea. (what? No foreign nationals from say… Kenya were arrested?)

Living out here in Arizona, I’ve always thought ICE was an urban legend.

So let’s talk about that Arizona border.

In case you haven’t heard, we’re having a bit of a border problem down here in Arizona.

And now that those folks out there in DC have been chirping about amnesty (What do you call it? Oh yeah, immigration R-E-F-O-R-M) the border traffic is stepping up. Apparently no one wants to be left out of the deal of free food, free medical, free schooling, free money, free housing, etc. (Currently, in the US, 1 in 4 are of foreign born parents)

Washington, DC doesn’t seem to be aware of how bad the problem is… so I’ve provided some videos for you to watch. It’s unfortunate though, that sites have been allegedly blocked by the government as the screen shot below suggests. (Maybe if there was porn on these sites it wouldn’t be blocked, huh?) The screen shot below is from a site called

So… if any of you know some feds over there in DC I’d be grateful if you’d watch the videos for them and pass on what you’ve seen and learned.

These first two videos are an investigative report on US border security down here in Arizona. It was produced by WSBTV out of Atlanta. (It’s now confirmed that at least one news agency still reports the news.)
part 1
part 2

This next YouTube video is a documentary type video showing — contrary to what the media tells us — what the Arizona border fence really looks like (thus…why we have that awkward problem with illegals)

This next website, “” actually shows videos of illegals coming across the Arizona border through hidden motion sensitive cameras. Its’ pretty cool actually. If you saw this every night on the evening news you wouldn’t be quite so casual when the subject came up (then click back to the home page to read/see more)

This video speaks for itself — what the illegals really think of us and our country.;=related

This last video is talk show host Joyce Kaufman of WFTL giving her thoughts about illegal immigration before a gathering in Jupiter, Florida.

400 lawmen take down 596 illegals

May 7, 2010

The southEASTERN US saw a three-day enforcement surge by ICE and its law enforcement partners at the end of April according to US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.

The THREE day enforcement surge coined Operation Cross Check brought in 596 illegals — 544 men and 55 women — representing 60 different nations, including countries in Latin America, Asia, Europe, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

The southeastern surge comprised Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Arkansas, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Puerto Rico.

Operation Cross Check involved nearly 400 federal and local law enforcement officers and agents.

With an estimated daily influx of 10,000 illegal immigrants, some believe the current count stands as high as 20 million in the US.

ICE removed 136,126 criminal aliens from the United States last year.

As the busiest border in the United States, the southWEST border of Arizona must be very busy indeed with illegals simply walking across the border. 

When we think of a fence along the border we perceive a fence something akin to the Great Wall of China refusing penetration. In this informative YouTube video  — I learned more about our border “war” and the “fence” in these few minutes than I have from combined media coverage.

This YouTube video recorded immigrant sentiments towards the US. Similar activity is being displayed in Arizona currently.