According to a new report, deportations of illegal aliens convicted or detained for crimes have decreased dramatically in recent years under the Biden administration.
According to the report conducted by Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), there was a 71% fall in removals of illegal aliens arrested for a crime under Biden, as well as a significant decrease in removals of convicted offenders.
Only 16,351 people were deported after being detained during President Joe Biden’s first nine months in office, compared to roughly 56,000 during the same period in 2019 under former President Donald Trump.
According to the data, convicted felon deportations decreased by 9,000 from the 2020 fiscal year to the 2021 fiscal year, while overall removals decreased from 186,000 to 59,000 within the same time period.
The drop in removals occurred after months of record-high crossings at the southern border.
CIS obtained materials from the Secure Communities project, which facilitates the exchange of data on illegal aliens arrested or imprisoned for a crime, through FOIA requests.
Enforcement actions decreased by 80% in Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Vermont. Some counties, including some in Georgia, reported a 90% drop in enforcement.
The increase of crossings under Biden looks to be continuing, with the Biden administration demanding $3 billion in financing before the expiration of Title 42, a Trump-era provision that allows some would-be asylum claimants to be sent back due to COVID.
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