Secretary Napolitano Announces Record-breaking Immigration Enforcement Statistics Achieved under the Obama Administration [October 6, 2010]   [open pdf - 303KB]

"Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton today announced record-breaking immigration enforcement statistics achieved under the Obama administration --including unprecedented numbers of convicted criminal alien removals and overall alien removals in fiscal year 2010. Secretary Napolitano's announcements reflect this administration's continued focus on smart and effective immigration enforcement over the past 20 months--prioritizing the identification and removal of criminal aliens who pose a threat to public safety. 'This administration has focused on enforcing our immigration laws in a smart, effective manner that prioritizes public safety and national security and holds employers accountable who knowingly and repeatedly break the law,' said Secretary Napolitano. 'Our approach has yielded historic results, removing more convicted criminal aliens than ever before and issuing more financial sanctions on employers who knowingly and repeatedly violate immigration laws than during the entire previous administration.' 'ICE is committed to tough law enforcement that protects the safety and security of the American people,' said ICE Director John Morton. 'These record-setting numbers are the result of strong, sensible enforcement programs and priorities, and the dedication of thousands of ICE agents and officers who work tirelessly every day to keep our communities safe.'"

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