Arrests and Deportations of Noncitizens Dropped 85% Under Biden
Newly released federal data shows that arrests and deportations of unlawful migrants have significantly dropped during the Biden administration.
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) removed 59,011 noncitizens from October 2020 through September 2021. By contrast, roughly 400,000 noncitizens were deported in 2011 under former President Barack Obama — marking an 85% drop under President Joe Biden.
The number of illegal immigrants arrested by ICE also greatly dropped.
A total of 74,082 noncitizens were arrested in 2021, a sharp drop from the more than 300,000 arrests during the early years of the Obama administration.