August 18, 2010
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Immigration Statistics has released the Yearbook of Immigration Statistics 2009 tables on Enforcement.
The statistics include the numbers relating to the apprehension, detention, return, and removal of foreign nationals during 2009.
The Key findings in this report include the following:
* DHS apprehended 613,000 foreign nationals; 86 percent were natives of Mexico.
* The number of foreign nationals apprehended by CBP’s Border Patrol decreased 23 percent between 2008 and 2009.
* ICE detained approximately 383,000 foreign nationals.
* 393,000 foreign nationals2 were removed from the United States—the seventh consecutive record high. The leading countries of origin of those removed were Mexico (72 percent), Guatemala (7 percent), and Honduras (7 percent).
* Expedited removals accounted for 106,600 or 27 per-cent of all removals.
* DHS removed 128,000 known criminal aliens3 from the United States.
* 580,000 foreign nationals were returned to their home countries without a removal order.