April 15, 2009

Forced Apart (By the Numbers)

Non-Citizens Deported Mostly for Nonviolent Offenses

I. Overview
II. Recommendations
To the President of the United States
To the United States Congress
To the Department of Homeland Security
III. Methodology
IV. US Deportation Law Fails to Protect Human Rights
Human Rights at Stake during Deportations for Criminal Conduct
1996 Immigration Laws Withdrew Human Rights Protections
V. Analyzing the ICE Dataset
Aggregate Data
Total number of persons deported on criminal grounds 1997-2007
Nationalities deported
Countries receiving deportees
Data on Immigration Status
Data deficiencies
Most common immigration statuses among deportees
Legal versus illegal immigration status
Data on Criminal Conduct forming Basis for Deportations
Data deficiencies
Background on criminal conduct forming basis for deportations
Types of crime forming basis for deportations
Crime Data Combined with Immigration Status
Data deficiencies
The Seriousness of Criminality within All Immigration Status Categories
Immigration status: Legally present
Immigration status: Expedited removal pending credible fear
Immigration status: Illegally present
VI. Conclusion
Acknowledgments
Appendix A: Frequency Table for Criminal Offense Codes
Appendix B: Amended FOIA Request and Final Correspondence Received
Appendix C: Detailed Descriptions of Criminal Conduct within Each Offense Category
Appendix D: Letter to ICE Raising Data Discrepancies
Appendix E: Most Common Offenses by Immigration Status