Updated: Sep. 28, 2011
Next update: Oct. 2012
This form reports the number of deportable aliens by region and country of nationalization. Deportable Alien is defined as an alien who has been admitted into the United States but who is subject to removal pursuant to provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).
Immigration enforcement actions include the arrest, detention, return, and removal from the United States of foreign nationals who are in violation of the INA. Violations include losing legal status by failing to abide by the terms and conditions of entry or by engaging in crimes such as violent crimes, document fraud, terrorist activity, and drug smuggling. Primary responsibility for the enforcement of immigration law within DHS rests with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The source is the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.