According to official data, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deported 315,943 immigrants in 2014. 98% of them could even be banished from the United States.
Every year, something similar happens. The ICE deports millions of immigrants back to their countries. Most of them are undocumented, but others are permanent residents (green card holders).
There are many reasons that justify a deportation. The ICE gives priority to immigrants who have committed the following crimes:
- Drug trafficking and arms smuggling
- Domestic violence
- People smuggling
- Illegal entry in the United States
Which are the countries that have the greatest number of deported people?
Mexico is in the first place with 176,968 deported people.
Guatemala is second with 54,423 deported people.
Honduras is in the third place with 40,695 deported people
Fourth place: El Salvador with 27,180 deported citizens.
The Dominican Republic is in the fifth place with 2,130 deported citizens.
Sixth place: Ecuador with 1,565 deported people.
Nicaragua, with 1,266 deported citizens, is in the seventh place.
In the eighth place, we have Colombia with 1,181 deported citizens.
The ninth place belongs to Jamaica with 938 deported citizens.
We find Brazil in the last place with 850 deported people.