In 2013, almost two-thirds of deportations were in that category. While this campaign precedes the Obama administration by many years, it has grown immensely during his tenure in the White House.The deportation trend abated towards the latter part of the Obama administration, with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announcing efforts to “prioritize convicted criminals and threats to public safety, border security, and national security.” Although 2013 was a record-setting year with 435,498 deportations, 2015 saw the lowest numbers in a decade, according to ICE. The trend can be traced back to the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IIRCA) of 1986, “which encouraged the initiation of deportation proceedings against any immigrant convicted of a deportable offense.If there is an immigration “hit,” ICE can issue a “detainer” requesting that the jail hold the person in question until ICE can pick him up.Under Section 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, DHS may deputize selected state and local law-enforcement officers to perform the functions of federal immigration agents.The program uses biometric data to screen for deportable immigrants as people are being booked into jails.
This rise in the number of deportations also coincides with stalled growth of the U. unauthorized immigrant population since 2009, and a more recent rise in the number of apprehensions at the U. In 2013, there were 414,000 apprehensions at the southwest border, a rise of 27% over 2011 (the most recent low in apprehensions).During the two terms of Obama’s predecessor, President George W. However, that statistic is somewhat misleading, as a significant portion of it was due to a change in the way “deportations” are defined that began during the Bush administration, not in the actual number of persons turned out of the U. As the The number of people deported at or near the [U.