ICE Advises Highest Removal Numbers Ever in FY 2010

On October 6, 2010, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that in FY2010, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”)  removed more than 392,000 foreign nationals from the United States including 195,000 criminal aliens, the highest ever in a single fiscal year.  Secretary Napolitano attributed a major part of the increase in criminal removals to the Secure Communities program, an the ICE-led partnership between ICE and state government.  ICE also has historic high numbers in workforce compliance arising out of high employer audits and prosecution of employers with egregious conduct.