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July 10, 2019

How many people have been ordered deported in NJ and NY?
By Monsy Alvarado

In recent years, the number of removal orders issued by judges has increased, according to data compiled by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, or TRAC, a nonpartisan research center at Syracuse University. In fiscal year 2016, before President Donald Trump took office and vowed to crack down on illegal immigration, 80,297 removal orders were issued. But that figure swelled to 121,079 in fiscal year 2018, according to TRAC. This year, that number is projected to jump to 164,712. In New Jersey, where immigration judges preside over cases in courtrooms in the Newark federal courthouse and the Elizabeth Contract Detention Facility, 1,975 removal orders were issued between Oct. 1, 2018, and May. Those numbers were much higher in New York, which is among the top 10 states for removal orders issued in the past year. In New York, immigration judges in five court locations ordered 9,226 individuals removed from the country between October and May, according to TRAC data. Below is TRAC data on removal orders issued in New York and New Jersey between the fiscal years 2014 and 2019.

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