President Joe Biden's administration has reduced the number of illegal immigrant deportations from towns and cities throughout the country – with some cases going down by over 90 percent.
Biden's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued so-called “sanctuary country” orders twice last year, which are now being challenged in court, ensuring that most of the country's 11 to 22 million illegal aliens were not eligible for arrest and deportation by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency.
A handful of counties in the United States have a substantial illegal immigrant population and so have witnessed considerably more deportations throughout the years than other counties.
When comparing months in 2021 to the same period in 2019, public records collected by the Center for Immigration Studies reveal that the Biden administration has lowered deportations of illegal immigrants in all but two of the nation's largest volume counties.
Most notably, Biden's DHS reduced deportations by more than 90% in four of the top 50 most populous counties: Gwinnett County, Georgia; Plymouth County, Massachusetts; Bergen County, New Jersey; and Kankakee County, Illinois. Sanctuary states include Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Illinois.
Whereas more than 520 illegal immigrants were deported from Gwinnett County, Georgia, from January to September 2019, just 53 illegal aliens were deported over the same months under Biden in 2021.
In nine of the top 50 most populous counties, the Biden administration reduced deportations by more than 80% in 2021 compared to the same period in 2019.
For example, in El Paso, Texas, over 4,700 illegal aliens were deported within the first nine months of 2019, whereas just 670 illegal aliens were deported over the same period in 2021 under Biden's DHS.
According to federal data, the number of illegal aliens detained by local law enforcement and deported from the United States has decreased by more than 70% under Bidden compared to 2019.
According to records, there has been a 57 percent decrease in deportations for illegal aliens accused of murder, a 75 percent decrease for those accused of kidnapping, a 91 percent decrease for those accused of sex crimes, a 60 percent decrease for those accused of sexual assault, and an 86 percent decrease for those accused of burglary.