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Criminal Grounds for Deportation

Published Jul 29, 2022

Criminal-Related Charges Listed on Notices to Appear (NTAs) Received by the Immigration Court by Date of NTA
Statute Description All FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020 FY2021 FY2022
INA § 212(a)(2)
Nonadmitted Immigrants in Removal Proceedings - All Criminal Charges
29,653
8,349
7,418
6,015
3,754
2,799
1,318
212(a)(2)
Criminal and related grounds *
85
1
1
32
17
20
14
212(a)(2)(A)
Conviction of certain crimes **
23,881
6,904
5,929
4,848
3,028
2,149
1,023
    
212(a)(2)(A)(i)(I)
    
Crimes involving moral turpitude
13,687
3,892
3,313
2,756
1,743
1,325
658
    
212(a)(2)(A)(i)(II)
    
Controlled Substance Violation
10,194
3,012
2,616
2,092
1,285
824
365
212(a)(2)(B)
Multiple criminal convictions
1,222
292
324
241
146
154
65
212(a)(2)(C)
Controlled substance traffickers
4,215
1,096
1,117
852
530
436
184
212(a)(2)(D)
Prostitution and commercialized vice
71
19
12
14
6
10
10
212(a)(2)(E)
Certain aliens involved in serious criminal activity who have asserted immunity from prosecution
4
0
0
2
0
0
2
212(a)(2)(G)
Foreign government officials who have committed particularly severe violations of religious freedom
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
212(a)(2)(H)
Significant traffickers in persons
16
1
3
5
1
2
4
212(a)(2)(I)
Money laundering
155
36
32
21
26
28
12
212(a)(...)
Other/Misc
3
0
0
0
0
0
3
INA § 237(a)(2)
Admitted Immigrants in Removal Proceedings - All Criminal Charges
51,926
12,799
12,834
10,360
7,875
5,895
2,163
237(a)(2)(A)(...)
General crimes **
33,462
8,044
8,034
6,506
5,053
4,318
1,507
    
237(a)(2)(A)(i)
    
Crimes of moral turpitude
4,133
990
1,060
870
649
408
156
    
237(a)(2)(A)(ii)
    
Multiple crimes of moral turpitude
5,034
1,354
1,302
1,042
765
404
167
    
237(a)(2)(A)(iii)
    
Aggrevated felony
24,292
5,700
5,671
4,594
3,639
3,504
1,184
    
237(a)(2)(A)(iv)
    
High speed flight
3
0
1
0
0
2
0
237(a)(2)(B)
Controlled substances **
11,454
2,974
3,139
2,343
1,714
900
384
    
237(a)(2)(B)(i)
    
Conviction
11,395
2,961
3,126
2,330
1,704
893
381
    
237(a)(2)(B)(ii)
    
Drug abusers and addicts
59
13
13
13
10
7
3
237(a)(2)(C)
Certain firearm offenses
1,835
459
455
410
252
184
75
237(a)(2)(E)
Crimes of domestic violence, stalking, or violation of protection order, crimes against children
5,175
1,322
1,206
1,101
856
493
197
Total
All Criminal Charges
81,579
21,148
20,252
16,375
11,629
8,694
3,481
* Although 212(a)(2) is not typically charged by itself since it represents the general section of criminal charges rather than a specific charge. However, the immigration court data represents this as a stand-alone category and so we represent it here.
** This row is subtotal of the charges that fall under this category, which are inset below it.
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