460 Indians Deported From United States in 2017

The number of Indians deported from the United States increased by about 30 per cent in 2017 as compared to last year.


An increase of about 30 per cent in deportation of Indians from the United States was recorded in 2017 as compared to the previous year. In 2017, 460 Indians were deported as compared to 353 in 2016, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) data.

As many as 128,765 Mexicans were deported in 2017, making up the most number of deportations from any country. However, that was a decrease from 2016, when 149,821 people from Mexico were deported, according to the data.

A significant increase was recorded in deportations against Haitians. From 310 in 2016, the number increased to 5,578 in 2017.

In total, deportations decreased to 226,119 in 2017 from 240,255 in 2016.

There was a 42 per cent increase in arrests of people suspected to be illegal immigrants in the months after U.S. President Donald Trump assumed office, the ICE data revealed. Between Jan. 20 and Sept. 30, the agency arrested nearly 111,000 people. During the same period, deportations decreased, which authorities have attributed to less people trying to cross the United States border illegally.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) arrested almost 311,000 in the 2017 fiscal year, and reported that 216,000 people tried to enter at official ports of entry despite being inadmissible. The ICE made 143,470 administrative arrests in 2017. An administrative arrest is the arrest of an alien for a civil violation of the immigration laws, which is subsequently adjudicated by an immigration judge or through other administrative processes.

According to ICE, this was the highest number of administrative arrests made over the past three fiscal years. Of these arrests, 92 per cent had a criminal conviction, a pending criminal charge, or they were an ICE fugitive or were processed with a reinstated final order.

The organization also said that while there was a slight overall decrease from the prior fiscal year, the proportion of removals resulting from ICE arrests increased from 65,332, or 27 per cent of total removals, in FY2016 to 81,603, or 36 percent of total removals, in FY2017.

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