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.
Matthew Kolken is a trial lawyer with experience in all aspects of United States Immigration Law – including Immigration Courts throughout the United States, and appellate practice before the Board of Immigration Appeals, the U.S. District Courts, and U.S. Courts of Appeals. He is admitted to practice in the courts of the State of New York , the United States District Court for the Western District of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).
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