Deportations Crater in 2015

Deportations in the first five months of the 2015 fiscal year have cratered nearly 50% from where it was only three years ago according to data from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

The ICE data, obtained by the Sun Sentinel, shows a steep decline in overall deportations from the past three years compared to the most recent five months with a massive drop in the rate.

In FY 2012 nationwide 409,849 people were deported from the U.S. at a rate of 1,213 a day. In FY 2013 that number dropped slightly to 368,644 people at a rate per day of 1,010. By FY 2014, 315,943 people were deported at a rate of 866.

Compare the past three fiscal years to the first five months of this fiscal year and the picture is one of diminished enforcement. From October 1 to March 7 nationwide 101,201 people were deported at a rate of 640 a day.

Even with this massive drop in deportations, pro-amnesty groups are still pressuring the White House to curtail deportations further citing the fact that some of those deported may qualify for amnesty under Obama’s executive action.