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February 26

Top 10 Countries of Removal by Citizenship by ICE – 2013

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE as it is more commonly known, is required to investigate criminal matters. ICE is also enforces civil immigration laws, a duty that is shared with U.S. Customs and Border Protections and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.  As set forth on ICE’s website, the following information pertains to ICE’s enforcement and removal activities for the 2013 fiscal year. Keep in mind that the statistics below indicate only removals by ICE . They do not represent all cases that were placed in removal proceedings with the Executive Office for Immigration Review.

For the 2013 Fiscal Year:

  • ICE conducted a total of 368,644 removals
  • ICE conducted 133,551 removals of individuals apprehended in the interior of the U.S
    • 82 percent of all interior removals had been previously convicted of a crime
  • ICE conducted 235,093 removals of individuals apprehended along our borders while attempting to unlawfully enter the U.S.
  • 59 percent of all ICE removals, a total of 216,810, had been previously convicted of a crime
    • ICE apprehended and removed 110,115 criminals removed from the interior of the U.S.
    • ICE removed 106,695 criminals apprehended at the border while attempting to unlawfully enter the U.S.
  • 98 percent of all ICE FY 2013 removals, a total of 360,313, met one or more of ICE’s stated civil immigration enforcement priorities
  • Of the 151,834 removals of individuals without a criminal conviction, 84 percent (128,398) were apprehended at the border while attempting to unlawfully enter the U.S. and 95 percent fell within one of ICE’s stated immigration enforcement priorities


Mexico 241,493
Guatemala 47,769
Honduras 37,049
El Salvador 21,602
Dominican Republic 2,462
Ecuador 1,616
Brazil 1,500
Colombia 1,429
Nicaragua 1,383
Jamaica 1,119
Top 10 Total 357,422


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