Contrary to the rhetoric coming out the White House, a new study out of The Center for Immigration Studies has found that immigration enforcement activity by ICE has declined significantly in 2014. According to the report, total deportations by Border Patrol and CBP officers have declined 15 percent from 2013 to 2014. The report also found that deportations from the interior dropped 34 percent from last year, and are 58 percent lower than the peak
in 2009.

At the same time, he number of aliens who have received a final order of removal, but who are still in the United States, has risen to nearly 900,000. Nearly 167,000 of these are convicted criminals who were released by ICE.

Jessica Vaughan, the report’s author and Director of Policy Studies at the Center, wrote, “This sharp deterioration in interior enforcement has implications for public safety … a decline in interior enforcement means a decline in the number of criminal aliens deported."

You can read the full report here.

Interior Enforcement

Updated: Mon, Nov 3rd 2014 @ 3:20pm EST