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Some Department of Homeland Security data and sources regarding immigration removals and returns

Regarding the csv data:

  • 1 Removals are the compulsory and confirmed movement of an inadmissible or deportable alien out of the United States based on an order of removal. An alien who is removed has administrative or criminal consequences placed on subsequent reentry owing to the fact of the removal.
  • 2 Returns are the confirmed movement of an inadmissible or deportable alien out of the United States not based on an order of removal.
  • 3 Includes the 15 months from July 1, 1975 to September 30, 1976 because the end date of fiscal years was changed from June 30 to September 30.
  • 4 The counting methodology for administrative arrests by ICE ERO was revised to align with ICE ERO reporting for 2016; prior to 2016, only one administrative arrest could be counted for the same person on the same day.

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Year Removals1 Returns2
2017 295,364 100,754
2016(4) 333,592 106,473
2015 326,406 129,675
2014 405,620 163,862
2013 432,448 178,984
2012 415,700 231,115
2011 390,464 322,055
2010 382,473 471,805
2009 379,754 582,576
2008 359,795 811,263
2007 319,382 891,390
2006 280,974 1,043,381
2005 246,431 1,096,920
2004 240,665 1,166,576
2003 211,098 945,294
2002 165,168 1,012,116
2001 189,026 1,349,371
2000 188,467 1,675,876
1999 183,114 1,574,863
1998 174,813 1,570,127
1997 114,432 1,440,684
1996 69,680 1,573,428
1995 50,924 1,313,764
1994 45,674 1,029,107
1993 42,542 1,243,410
1992 43,671 1,105,829
1991 33,189 1,061,105
1990 30,039 1,022,533
1989 34,427 830,890
1988 25,829 911,790
1987 24,336 1,091,203
1986 24,592 1,586,320
1985 23,105 1,041,296
1984 18,696 909,833
1983 19,211 931,600
1982 15,216 812,572
1981 17,379 823,875
1980 18,013 719,211
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