BY DANIEL WHEATON
Not everyone who gets apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border is from Mexico.
In the first six months of the year, 264,165 people were apprehended somewhere along the Southwest border, and 49.6 percent of them were from Mexico, according to data from the U.S. Border Patrol.
The map below shows the number of people apprehended, by country. Use the search bar for specific countries, or hover and zoom over the map.
The countries with the most apprehensions were:
- 1. Mexico, 131,138
- 2. Guatemala 45,604
- 3. El Salvador 44,574
- 4. Honduras 30,585
- 5. India 2,867
- 6. Brazil 1,841
- 7. Equador 1,770
- 8. China 1,498
- 9. Romania 1,307
- 10. Nicaragua 730
Also, six Canadians took the long way back home.
BY PAUL BEDARD
CLEVELAND — Despite a series of crimes committed by illegal immigrants and public polls showing anger at three years of juvenile Latin Americans crossing the border, deportations have dropped to a 10-year low and under President Obama, the eviction of those convicted of criminals has plummeted 60 percent, according to new immigration statistics.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement statistics reported to Congress show that 230,000 illegal immigrants will be deported this year. That is slightly more than half of the 400,000 that were deported in 2012, and come after the country has been flooded with juvenile illegals, a situation continuing today.
In an analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies, Policy DirectorJessica M. Vaughan said that the shocking numbers help to reinforce the anti-illegal immigration push here at the Republican National Convention.
The analysis also found that ICE has generally slowed down its work, especially removing illegal immigrants from inside the United States and not just on the border.
For example, while in past years more were deported from the interior of the United States, now the figures show that the biggest deportation numbers of those who simply try to sneak in are turned back.
ICE said that 72 percent of its deportations are of those that just crossed the border. “Interior deportations fell to 46,511 to date, according to the report, putting ICE on pace to complete 63,700 this year. This is approximately one-fourth the number of interior deportations completed by ICE in 2009, the first year of the Obama administration,” said Vaughan.
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She suggested that the figures are being manipulated to make it look like the president is deporting more immigrants.
“In previous administrations, border crossers did not make up a large share of deportations credited to ICE. The inclusion of hundreds of thousands of border cases in ICE deportation totals became the basis for deceptive Obama administration claims of ‘record deportations’ beginning in 2012, when in fact, deportations resulting from interior enforcement were dropping sharply,” she wrote.
What’s more, the deportation of illegals convicted of crimes as bad as murder and rape are way down. So far, 43,005 criminals aliens have been deported from inside the United States. That is a pace of about 59,000 deportations, a decline of more than 60 percent from 2011.