U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) has filed a report summarizes Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 civil immigration enforcement and removal operations. IU.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Along whit ICE shares responsibility for enforcing the Nation's civil immigration laws, executing its enforcement duties, ICE reports that it focuses on two core missions: (1) identifying and apprehending public safety threats--including criminal aliens and national security targets--and other removable individuals within the United States; and (2) detaining and removing individuals apprehended by ICE and CBP officers and agents patrolling our Nation's borders.
In 2014, the number of ICE's FY 2014 removals, which was 315,943, went down from 368,644 in FY 2013. This report analyses ICE's FY 2014 immigration enforcement statistics:
In FY 2014:
* ICE conducted 315,943 removals.
* ICE conducted 102,224 removals of individuals apprehended in the interior of the United States.
* 86,923 (85 percent) of all interior removals involved individuals previously convicted of a crime.
* ICE conducted 213,719 removals of individuals apprehended while attempting to unlawfully enter the United States.
* 56 percent of all ICE removals, or 177,960, involved individuals who were previously convicted of a crime.
* ICE apprehended and removed 86,923 criminals from the interior of the U.S.
* ICE removed 91,037 criminals apprehended while attempting to unlawfully enter the United States.
* 98 percent of all ICE FY 2014 removals, or 309,477, clearly met one or more of ICE's stated civil immigration enforcement priorities.
* Of the 137,983 individuals removed who had no criminal conviction, 89 percent, or 122,682, were apprehended at or near the border while attempting to unlawfully enter the country.
* The leading countries of origin for removals were Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.
* 2,802 individuals removed by ICE were classified as suspected or confirmed gang members.