The Department of Homeland Security landed itself in a very difficult situation last year regarding the publishing of their enforcement report, as enforcement was suspended. As a result, the yearly “ICE enforcement report” was five months late.
The annual ICE enforcement report for the year 2021 is available, and it reflects a huge decline in its operations compared to the previous year’s numbers.
For the year 2021, ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) made around 74,082 non-citizens arrests and deported 59,011 only. Compared to the current numbers, there were 185,884 removals in 2020 and 267,258 removals in 2019.
At the start of 2021, Donald Trump was the president and until February 18, Joe Biden made no change to the enforcement policies.
Out of the 59,011 removals, only 28,677 happened after February 18. Under the Biden Administration, the deportations number fell from 22,000 a month to just over 4,000.
There has been a record-setting increase of 111% in the number of encounters from the October of 2021 to February 2022. Border Patrol is responsible for catching child molesters, gang members and murderers.
The message to the rest of the world is that once you get into the interior, you’re here to stay, even if you have a terrible criminal record. This is not lost on the cartel traffickers, who know they can make a killing in such a rigged market for people smuggling. On the other hand, ICE agents are receiving their monthly paychecks. But thanks to Biden’s woke mentality, it seems like he is making sure ICE gets abolished.