The US doubles the number of deported migrants in fiscal year 2023 – El Sol de México

The United States Government expelled 142,580 undocumented immigrants from the country during fiscal year 2023, almost double the number deported in the previous fiscal period, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service (ICE) reported this Friday. ).

According to the figures released by this federal agency, the number of expelled people between October 1, 2022 and September 30, 2023 almost doubles the 72,177 in fiscal year 2022.

Also notable among the 2023 data are the 62,545 deportations under Title 42, the emergency measure that allowed expedited expulsions from the border and which was stopped being applied in May of this year. As an example, in the entire fiscal year 2022, 65,076 expulsion orders were issued.

In 2023, migrants were expelled to more than 170 countries, mainly Mexico, the country where 54,056 people originated, according to data released today.

Likewise, the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) office, the main investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security, seized 544.3 kilos of narcotics, in addition to identifying and helping 1,806 victims of child exploitation, according to a statement released today.

“ICE continues to dismantle transnational criminal organizations, eliminate threats to national and public security, and defend the integrity of United States immigration laws,” said the deputy director of that federal agency, Patrick J. Leichleitner, in the note.

According to data released today, in fiscal year 2023, agents from ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) division executed a total of 170,590 arrest warrants, 19.5 percent more than the previous year. previous fiscal period. Of the total, 73,822 corresponded to non-citizens with criminal records.

“Those arrested had an average of four charges and convictions per person, including more than 33,209 charges or convictions for assault, 7,520 for weapons-related crimes, 1,713 for homicide-related crimes, and 1,615 for kidnapping,” the agency said. federal.

Today’s data is released a week after the United States Government revealed that in November authorities detained more than 242,000 migrants and asylum seekers on the southern border.

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According to figures from Customs and Border Control (CBP), the November data represents a slight increase, less than one percent, compared to October, but maintains the trend of high arrivals of migrants at the border. with Mexico that has been evident in recent months.

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