Most border crossers are not Mexican

On Wednesday, October 1, the Office of Immigration Statistics (OIS) released its annual report on immigration enforcement actions, which is part of the larger Yearbook of Immigration Statistics. The report presents summary statistics on the number of foreigners apprehended, detained, and removed from the country in the previous fiscal year (FY). The new Yearbook statistics show that (1) immigrant removals are bypassing the immigration court system in record numbers, (2) a record number of removals took place in FY 2013, (3) immigration crimes make up an increasing share of criminal removals, and (4) Central Americans make up an increasing share of apprehended migrants.

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