188,382 Criminal Illegal Aliens Deported in 2011

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


CIS has some of the latest figures for amnesty lovers and a taste for what we’re in for with amnesty. And remember these are deportation figures under the most alien-friendly (and we’re not talking Alf) administration in history. It’s a slice of a much more toxic pie.

For fiscal year 2011 the Office of Immigration Statistics reported that there were 188,382 deportations (“removals”) of criminal illegal immigrants (“aliens”). Of these, 23 percent had committed drug-related offenses (manufacturing, distribution, sale, and possession of illegal drugs). Another 23 percent had committed criminal traffic offenses (primarily driving under the influence). The next largest category, at 20 percent, was immigration offenses such as illegal reentry after deportation. The violent crime categories of assault, robbery, sexual assault, and family offenses totaled 12 percent. The non-violent crime categories of larceny, fraud, and burglary totaled 7 percent. All other categories, including unknown, totaled 15 percent. The deportation of criminal immigrants usually takes place after the completion of any sentences associated with their criminal convictions.

That would be 188,382 illegal aliens who have already been through the criminal justice system and inflicted thousands to millions in cost per alien on the system, for issues having nothing to do with their illegal entry into the country.

Even under Obama and with the proliferation of sanctuary cities, we still deported 22,605 illegal aliens responsible for everything from rape to murder. And another 45,000 for drug trafficking.

And that’s the icing on the cake.

Out of the 188,382 criminal aliens deported in 2011, at least 86,699, or 46 percent, had been deported earlier and had illegally returned to the United States. We know this because 86,699 is the number of criminal alien deportations resulting from “reinstatement of final removal orders” (“reinstatement” for short) for 2011

CIS calls this a revolving door system and that’s putting it mildly. We’re re-deporting criminal aliens who were deported and came back and committed other crimes. And these repeat offenders make up almost half of all criminal aliens who had been deported.

  • Mary Sue

    Here in Canada we have trouble deporting criminals but no problem deporting people that don't deserve it…kinda backwards.

  • Questions

    Keep deporting and deporting and deporting. Repeat until no longer necessary. It's a struggle, but to give up on deportations is to give up on defending our sovereignty and rule of law.

    • mobilebay

      We wouldn't need to keep deporting the same ones or new ones if we truly had a secure border as every sovereign country needs. But securing our border will never happen, not as long as illegal immigration is profitable to politicians and big business. But the phrase, "We must secure our borders" is the most used and most untrue statement ever. The only thing it's good for is to get the politicians elected.

    • pam sam

      I had reported illegal workers through a website, and i even pay a fee for the report i gave names, adresses etc. but nothing had happened these illegal people still working there and living there because this company or should i say, this very rich republican people that owns a big golf club in CT have made housing for them in their premises so main thing you can report and nothing happened, even when i called to to report at the immigration offices they got mad at me making me feel i was doing something bad
      unfreaking real.

    • Rosa

      yeah deport everyone, deport the people who have never been convicted of no serious crime, deport the parents of US born children, deport those people who have live in the US since they were babies and now there on there 30's, deport who ever stands in your way that don't look white and look like there illegal.

      But then don't expect to die and go to heaven, and if you make it there, when you enter heaven god will sent you right back to hell because if all of you weren't human enough to accept someone different from you in your country, why would he accept you into his home?

      Yes im Mexican. Y ARRIBA MEXICO!!!!!!!

  • Brittanicus

    I don’t think the Republicans or even the Democrats backed by the Liberal-Socialists, which the Tea Party is emanating, have grown in leaps and bounds to around 41 million voters. The American people are sick and tired of either political parties not listening and there is rising resentment out there? Neither the GOP nor Democrats have enforced immigration laws since the devastating Regan amnesty of 1986. All the promises and lip service have been lies and the Tea Party are no longer listening to the entrenched corruption in the Congress. They could have passed “THE LEGAL WORKFORCE BILL” that would have ejected some of the illegal aliens out of jobs, making way for citizens and permanent residents. They could alter by Amendment the Birthright citizenship Act” but it hasn't been implemented to stop the smuggling of babies accumulating citizenship to further propagate the growing national state and federal financial deficits. Those morons on the beltway have never carried out the law to construct the U.S. border fence, according to the Bush 2006 SECURE FENCE ACT and instead deliberately defunded its construction.

    MY QUESTION IS: What happens to the honest, sincere, immigrants who respects our laws, respects the rights of a country and wait patiently for years to receive a visa for legal entry…doesn’t that mean anything anymore? Why are we allowing poverty to come here, stealing people’s identities, jobs and the criminals committing crimes and then being—REWARDED?

    AMERICANS HAVE BEEN CONSISTENTLY LIED TO, SO WE REALLY HAVE A DIVIDED COUNTRY. NOT SINCE THE CIVIL WAR. ITS MY UNDERSTANDING THAT SINCE THE ELECTION Arkansas, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Missouri filed petitions at the White House web site asking to secede from the United States as a result of Obama’s re-election. Without even a Republican Party I see in our future an overwhelming Socialist country as much of Europe, with everything for mostly free entitlements and no border or interior enforcement. American’s. Might as well just take done what border fences there are and allow President Obama distribute free food stamps and welfare to every crawling leech that can buy an airline ticket or just hand out assistance checks, free education chits and a paid fee for free baby delivery and medical treatments.

    They could have made illegal immigration into this country a felony, instead of a misdemeanor. Hate to say it, but at least President Obama has deported around a million, or is that also another lie. This administration at one time instructed ICE to raid businesses that were in violation of our immigration laws. Both parties today have aided and abetted illegal immigration and Obama’s preferential treatment by bypassing Congress and offering the Dream Act. I trust neither political party anymore, as corruption has become rampant in Washington. Perhaps if a politicians son, daughter were molested, a wife kidnapped or a grandparent crushed under the wheels of illegal alien drunken driver they might feel different. But Americans, not our public servants who live in gated communities are not confronted by these foreign criminals every day on our nation’s highways. I dumped the Democrats over 20 years ago, looking for a true conservative party and I located that in the Tea Party. I’ll be damned if I will keep paying more taxes to subsidize any illegal alien who slips into America anymore, their children’s education or their health care or anything else.

  • Bobby

    Let’ us be honest for a change. The administration wants an open border with Mexico, which is in fact, what the NAFTA agreement that was facilitated by that icon of honesty Bill Clinton , was all about. Read it. It provides for the Free movement of GOODS AND PEOPLE, across the U.S. borders. You see, this is the reason the U.S. government, that can do just about anything including go to the moon, just can’t seem to keep foreign nationals from coming and staying in the U.S., and lowering wages, stealing jobs, and in many cases as the above article shows commiting every conceivable crime agains U.S. citizens in the book.

    • mobilebay

      Hi from June, Bobby. Your're right again. Our border could be secure in a very short time if our military were lined up from Brownsville to San Deigo. In fact, it would stop immediately. And, has anyone ever heard any President in the last thirty years tell the leaders of the countries who send us their people, to cease and desist? It probably wouldn't do any good, but at least our protest would have been noted. We have become so weak that, as I've said so many times…if this, and previous administrations, had been in charge on Dec. 7, 1941, they would have surrendered to the Japanese.

      • Bobby

        Your'e right June. If that WW11 generation had been as weak as this generation is, they sure would have surrendered to the Japanese. But you have to understand June, todays, "men", can't be bothered with worrying about things like "illegal immigration" and the denigration of their country by traitors. They're too busy playing paintball "wars" like little kids in the desert. LOL!!

  • Fred

    If the United States does not address the issue of both legal and illegal immigration, America is going to suffer the political, economic, and social consequences on at a much higher level. The fact that Congress is calling for a comprehensive immigration reform program is nothing more than a “catch word” for amnesty.

    The low level of education for illegal immigrants is as bad as the more than 100,000 old people coming to America legally each year to collect Social Security pensions without ever paying a Social Security tax. The current cost is more than 20 billion dollars a year. These new legal immigrants are being brought here by their children who came here years before and are now US citizens. The blame for so many older people coming is the fault of Congress and President Clintion who signed the Family Reunification Act. This law allows any US citizen to bring as many relatives to America with no limit. That is why so many parents and grandparents of younger immigrants who became US citizens are flooding America. It is the best gravey train in the world. On top of that, they are entitled to Medicaid, food stamps, and other government programs as well.

    If President Obama really wants to fix the the budget deficit and address the problems with both legal and illegal immgration, this would be a good place to start.

  • curmudgeon

    thats 188000 crimes that would have been prevented if we did not have criminals in high places aiding and abetting the illegal invasion of our coutry. to hell with the illegals. why are we not executing our traitors? there are plenty of them, both republican and democrat, who betray our country for whatever personal gain aiding and abetting illegal immigration affords them. hang a thousand traitors and we would be a much better country. we could start with the president, the expresidents, and the congress.

  • RDW

    You all would make more of a difference by voting then making comments. Yea both parties suck, but the Republicans are better at enforcement then Dems.

  • eaglesglen

    Why don't we have Mexico and their illegals pay all costs pursuant to common tort law? Costs are the fault of Mexico who did not stop these illegals, they are not the fault and thereby legally not the cost of American citizens. Also why don't we charge Mexico a big fat profit on costs paid by Mexico as it is not illegal for Americans (owners) to make a business profit from our agent the U.S. Federal government (that Americans own)? If Mexico had to pay for this we would have no illegals as there is no profit to be made. What do you think?

  • Brittanicus

    California has one of the highest populations of illegal aliens who have settled there. Thousands of children of illegal alien parents are gaining automatic citizenship and the cost thrown at the taxpayers. Health care and other free handouts that are the right of citizens are being disbursed to anybody who sneaks across the border or steps off a plane. None of the 50 states is exempt from this silent attack on our country or the pilfering of their general treasuries. Now the Democrats have their majority public entitlements will be pouring out across the state to all the “Freeloader voters” the spongers and the people who have no intention of finding a job. A large proportion that pay no taxes at all, the parasitic people who are a great windfall for the Democrats and Liberals, who believe we owe them a living?

    Obviously there is an exception to this rule, whereas there are special needs people, the sick and handicapped in some form or other. There are the homeless veterans and plenty other others, but we have become an public assistance nation, but some of the 49 percent that Mitt Romney talked about have scrounged their way through life and allowed the taxpayers to carry them. A great number have figured a way to deceive the welfare system, which is a stain on the real workers. Because the system could easily be thwarted, with stolen ID, the elderly and the sick lose their major assistance to the scroungers. When we cannot truly look after our troops returning from the warzones and still have millions of homeless without hope, then why are we either bringing in millions of legal immigrants, other than highly skilled workers that are always welcome?

    Why is it not a FELONY to enter our nation illegally? CAN ANYBODY ANSWER THAT QUESTION? WHEN EVEN THE CORRUPT COUNTRY OF MEXICO HAS ENACTED IT AS SUCH, LIKE MOST INDUSTRALISED COUNTRIES?

    IS EACH STATE TAXPAYER COMMITTED TO SUBSIDIZE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS FOREVER?

    BEFORE ANY PASSAGE OF IMMIGRATION REFORM FINDS ITS WAY THROUGH THE CONGRESS, TWO BILLS ARE A NECESSITY TO EVENTUALLY STOP THE INGRESS OF ANY MORE FLOWS OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS. 1. THE LEGAL WORKFORCE ACT CONTAINING MANDATORY E-VERIFY AND HALT ILLEGAL ALIENS TAKING JOBS AND HOLDING EMPLOYERS ACCOUNTABLE. 2. A SIMPLE AMENDMENT TO END THE BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP BILL TO STEM THE INFLOW OF SMUGGLED BABIES EITHER UNBORN OR AS AN INFANT, INTO THE UNITED STATES TO GAIN INTENTIONAL RIGHTS TO BE A CITIZEN AND A MASSIVE FINANCIAL BURDENING THE U.S. TAXPAYER. 3. THE REINTRODUCTION OF FORMER PRESIDENT BUSH 2006 SECURE FENCE ACT IN ITS ENTIRETY. THIS IS A DOUBLE PARALLEL FENCE STRETCHING ALONG THE BORDER OF THE U.S STATES AND ITS SOUTHERN NEIGHBOR. AMERICA MUST REDUCE SANCTUARY CITIES, CHAIN MIGRATION AND THE ILLEGAL ALIEN INVASION. 4. A GOVERNMENT ISSUED PICTURE ID CARD, WHICH CONTAINS INFORMATION TO USE IN PROVING WHO YOU ARE?

  • Mexican Joe

    i have crossed illegally before, but i dont think (persinally) that obamas choice is correct, nor his presidential powers.