There is no list available of deportations from the United States because it is generally necessary to have an Alien Registration number for each case in question, explains U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. However, it is possible to search for specific people detained with the Online Detainee Locator on the ICE website.Continue Reading
In 2014, ICE removed 315,943 people from the United States. Of these, 137,983 had no criminal conviction, and 122,682 attempted to enter the country unlawfully, according to the ICE’s 2014 immigration enforcement statistics. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' Genealogy Department allows users to search for historical deportation records by submitting a request. A death certificate for the person in question may be necessary.
ICE, in collaboration with U.S. Customs and Border Protection and USCIS, enforces U.S. immigration laws. The goals of their process are to identify and apprehend public safety threats, as well as other illegal residents, and also to detain those people apprehended by ICE and CBP officers and agents who work to patrol the country's borders, notes the agency's website. The ICE deports many people simply because they do not have the right to be in the United States in the first place, but others have broken agreements with USCIS, such as not maintaining their visas or committing crimes. The agency can also deport an immigrant for becoming a public charge, or receiving public financial assistance, explains immigration attorney Ilona Bray.Learn more about Immigration