The Biden administration dropped deportations to the lowest level in 26 yearslast year despite record-high border crossings, according to statistics released last week in the delayed U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) annual report.
The Biden administration deported just 59,011 in FY2021, compared to 185,884 in FY2020.
According toThe Washington Post, this drop directly corresponds to instruction by Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas:
“Mayorkas has also met personally with teams of ICE officers to urge them to use more discretion before making an arrest...”
This delay of the annual report highlights the Biden administration’s effort to hide their worsening border crisis. This is the first time in nearly a decade that ICE’s annual report has not been released within the same calendar year.
BIDEN’S BORDER CRISIS BY THE NUMBERS:
According to the newly released report, the Biden administration dropped deportations by roughly 68% last year:
Deportations dropped from 185,884 in 2020 to just 59,011 in 2021.
Out of 104,171 migrants issued Notices to Report by ICE between the end of March and the end of August 2021, 47,705 failed to report within that time frame.
There were 10,763 arrests of migrants with criminal convictions in FY 2021, up from 2,438 in FY 2020 and 4,269 in FY 2019.
IT’S SIMPLE: Instead of securing our southern border, the Biden administration has doubled down on their failed open-border policies and worked to hide their failures in leadership. American communities are at risk as Biden’s historic border crisis allows violent criminals and dangerous fentanyl to freely flow across our borders. Now, every state is a border state.