Fewer Than 5 Percent Of Illegal Aliens Deported Under Biden

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Illegal aliens arriving at United States borders find themselves with an alarmingly low chance of deportation under President Joe Biden’s administration, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) data. 

The Fiscal Year 2023 report from ICE reveals an abysmal reality: out of over 3.2 million encounters with illegal aliens at the nation’s borders, a mere 142,580 were deported during the same period. This translates to an astonishingly lenient 4.4 percent likelihood of immediate deportation for illegal aliens arriving in the U.S. in that year.

Lora Ries, the director of the Border Security and Immigration Center at the Heritage Foundation, sharply criticized Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’s assertion of achieving a “record number of individuals” deportations at U.S. borders. 

Ries underscored Mayorkas’s admission that over 70 percent of the 10+ million encountered illegal aliens in the past three years were released, shedding light on the blatant inconsistency in portraying Mayorkas as an advocate for immigration enforcement based on deportation numbers.

Interior removals, encompassing deportations of illegal aliens residing in American communities, remain disturbingly low. In Fiscal Year 2023, ICE agents deported fewer than 4,000 illegal aliens per month from the U.S. interior. 

In stark contrast, during former President Donald Trump’s first three years in office, an average of 7,000 illegal aliens per month were deported from the U.S. interior. Trump’s administration managed to remove 23 to 28 percent of annual illegal alien encounters from the U.S., highlighting a more robust deportation strategy compared to the current administration.

RJ Hauman, president of the National Immigration Center for Enforcement (NICE), expressed staunch disapproval, arguing that President Trump valiantly stood for American sovereignty and law enforcement. In contrast, President Biden, in Hauman’s view, is woefully derelict in his duties, allowing illegal aliens to remain unchecked and undermining the very fabric of the nation.