Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Immigrant arrests and deportations to increase in US in fiscal year 2022

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service (ICE) reported this Friday that the number of arrests and deportations of migrants is set to increase in fiscal year 2022 compared to last year, when the number of people detained due to the pandemic decreased Was.

During fiscal year 2022, which runs from October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2022, ICE agents detained 142,750 immigrants, which is nearly double (93%) the number of 74,082 foreigners arrested in 2021.

Nearly one in three immigrants (46,396) arrested in 2022 had a criminal record, ICE detailed in a report.

Arrests with an average of more than 4 charges and convictions per person, including more than 20,000 assault charges or convictions, 5,500 weapons-related offenses, 1,500 homicide-related offenses and 1,100 kidnappings.

Deportations are also projected to increase by 22% in 2022, with 72,177 migrants sent to more than 150 countries.

Agents of the Office of Detention and Deportation (ERO), an ICE agency, also cooperated with the transportation of approximately 250,000 immigrants, including transfers within the United States and removals by Title 42, a regulation that allows the detention of undocumented immigrants for sanitary reasons. allows eviction. ,

ICE said in a statement that the 2022 group of deportees includes 2,667 migrants with gang ties, 55 suspected terrorists, 7 human rights violators and 74 foreign fugitives wanted by their governments for crimes including murder, rape, terrorism and kidnapping.

Tae Johnson, ICE’s acting director, said the agency “will continue to defend national security and public safety while living our core values.”

While the number of deportations increased in fiscal year 2022, the number is the lowest recorded by ICE in its nearly 20-year history.

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