According to a new report from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), migrant deportations are currently sitting at a 26-year low. “Over the 12 months ending Sept. 30, 2021, ICE said it had removed 59,011 ‘noncitizens’ from the US, down more than threefold from the 185,884 ‘aliens’ deported in fiscal year 2020 –and the lowest number since fiscal year 1995, according to the Department of Homeland Security’s own records,” the New York Post reports.
“In addition, the ICE report revealed the number of so-called ‘administrative arrests,’ which take place in the US interior, dropped 28.5 percent in fiscal year 2021 from the same 12-month period in 2020,” the Post adds.
“According to the report, among the deportees were 34 “known or suspected terrorists” (compared to 31 in FY 2020) and 2,178 “known or suspected gang members” (compared to 4,276 in FY 2020).”
Rep. Lauren Boebert reacted to the report on Twitter:
“The ICE Report is finally out and it confirms everything we knew to be true. Deportations dropped to the lowest level in 26 years despite a record number of illegal border crossings. It’s clear – we’ve got an open border.”