Total removals for September decreased 35 percent compared to
the same month a year before. In September 2001, INS removed
9,633 aliens from the United States, 4,555 of these aliens were
Data Source: HQSTA DACS Monthly Extract
* - Current Monthly Data are Preliminary.
- The current month's statistics are preliminary.
Historically there have been significant upward revisions
in the statistics for three months after the initial
reporting period. The August statistic for total removals
has increased 5 percent (691 removals) since the
preliminary number was released last month.
- Preliminary data indicate that total removals in fiscal
year 2001 decreased 6 percent compared to fiscal year
2000. In fiscal year 2001 expedited removals have
decreased 19 percent compared to fiscal year 2000. Other
types of removals have increased 6 percent comparing FY
2001 to FY 2000. Non-expedited removals are 60 percent of
- The terrorist attacks of September 11 had an impact on
removals. For example, transportation of aliens was
disrupted for several days. In addition, fewer aliens
sought admission to the United States and the number of
aliens in expedited removal at ports of entry declined 50
percent compared to September 2000.
- Preliminary data indicate that removals of criminal
aliens decreased 2 percent comparing fiscal year 2001
with fiscal year 2000. However, non-expedited criminal
removals have increased 2 percent.
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