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March 15, 2021

Data: Illegal Aliens in ICE Detention Hit ‘Record Low’ in Joe Biden’s First Month
By John Binder

Data collected by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University (TRAC) finds that ICE held just 13,529 illegal aliens in detention by the end of February — marking the lowest level of those in ICE detention. Nearly all illegal aliens in ICE detention last month were in adult facilities, 13,190, while less than 340 were being held in facilities meant for family units. More than 4,700 of the illegal aliens in ICE detention are facing expedited removal from the United States while about 6,600 have a notice to appear before an immigration judge. Similarly, the total number of illegal aliens arrested by ICE and booked into custody dropped to just 1,970 in February. This represents a 62 percent drop in ICE arrests since January when former President Trump was in office until the end of the month. The data is only the latest revelation of Biden’s “sanctuary country” orders that have helped gut interior immigration enforcement. Data published last week showed that deportations of illegal aliens dropped 53 percent in Biden’s first month.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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