Wednesday, February 8, 2023

US arrests more immigrants in 2022, mainly at Mexico border

by Micah Rosenberg

Nuevanew yorkDecember 30 – Immigrant fears nearly double in 2022 compared to 2021 as border officials find more migrants and courts block President Joe Biden’s efforts to limit arrests and tougher targeting of criminals.

United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ice) Nearly 143,000 immigrants are expected to be detained in the 2022 fiscal year ending Sept. 30, nearly double the number in 2021, according to data released Friday.

According to the data, about two-thirds of the apprehensions were those who had only one immigration violation. Most immigrants were apprehended at the US-Mexico border with no criminal convictions or pending charges and were transferred iceOfficials said while talking to reporters.

Also, the ice Deported nearly 72,000 migrants to more than 150 countries around the world and removed many more from the United States using Border Patrol agents, relying on pandemic-era restrictions known as Title 42.

Deportation under the statute known as Title 8, is a more formal and lengthy process, which can result in a longer bar on re-entry to the United States than removal lasting only hours under Title 42. , a policy that has been in place since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. covid In March 2020.

US Border Patrol agents caught a record 2.2 million migrants at the Southwest border in fiscal year 2022. About half of those caught were quickly deported under a Title 42 policy.

Those who are not removed are released or detained in the country to pursue their immigration applications ice,

as reported by iceCurrently, more Nicaraguans than any other nationality are detained, as migrants from that country cross with increasing frequency. Normally, Mexico only accepts deportations of certain nationalities, mainly Mexicans and Central Americans and more recently Venezuelans, under Title 42.

Overall, in 2022, the agency projects an average of 22,600 people in detention, with another 321,000 enrolled in an “alternatives to detention” program that requires released immigrants to register. ice,

After Biden took charge of the Democratic Party in January 2021, his administration ice Prioritizing catching the most serious criminals and other immigrants, in contrast to the hardline immigration stance of former President Donald Trump, a Republican.

But states with Republican governments challenged those guidelines, and court rulings in favor of Texas and Louisiana crippled them. In November, the US Supreme Court heard arguments on the case and a decision is expected by the end of June.

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