According to a report by John Binder of Breitbart News, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deported north of 185,000 illegal aliens in Fiscal Year 2020.
Of these illegal aliens deported, 4,200 belonged to gangs. From October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020, ICE agents were responsible for deporting 185,884 illegal aliens from the United States. Roughly 64 percent of those deported, 118,949 illegal aliens, had criminal convictions or still have criminal charges being pressed against them. About 14,500 of the illegal aliens deported came in family units whereas slightly over 4,000 were Unaccompanied Alien Children (UACs).
Due to the Wuhan virus, deportations plummeted by over 30 percent during the period of Fiscal Year 2020 and Fiscal Year 2019. As far as exact numbers were concerned, 4,276 of the illegal aliens were identified or suspected gang members. In addition, 31 illegal aliens were known or suspected terrorists. In 2020, ICE carried out a record number 76 flights to deport migrants and send them back to high-risk countries such as Jordan, Albania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Romania, and Mongolia.
Further, there was a 160 percent increase in total deportations through ICE’s high-risk air travel deportations when compared to 2019. In a similar vein, 350 notable illegal aliens who were convicted of providing aid to terrorist organizations ended up being deported.
.President Trump has made a name for himself as a force for immigration restriction. On the other hand, the incoming President Joe Biden has vowed to stop deportations of illegal aliens, which includes convicted criminals, and scale back a number of common sense interior enforcement policies.
Binder showcased some of the costs associated with mass migration:
Deportations for illegal aliens is a huge cost-savings for American taxpayers, research has found. The taxpayer cost of the roughly 11 million to 22 million illegal aliens living across the U.S. totals nearly $750 billion over the course of a lifetime while each deportation costs just $10,900. This indicates that taxpayers would save about $622 billion over a lifetime if every illegal alien was deported.
If Democrats are successful in pulling off victories in the Georgia Senate runoffs, the probability of amnesty passing increases substantially.
Since the Cold War ended, a number of populist movements starting with Pat Buchanan’s presidential runs in the 1990s, began to bring immigration skepticism to the center of political debate. Despite the initial failures, immigration restrictionists saw a major victory in 2016 when Donald Trump was elected.
Trump’s victory represented a major turning point for immigration restriction. Although the Trump administration has been a mixed bag, he demonstrated to America that running on an explicit anti-mass migration platform can propel a candidate to victory for America’s highest office. Trump is only the beginning of a growing populist movement that will redefine American politics.
A Biden administration would reverse a significant number of Trump’s policy victories and represent a reversion to the globalist order that dominated the Clinton, Bush II, and Obama administrations.