Who deported more Bush or Obama? TRAC report finding that ICE data shows a ten percent increase between the number of noncitizens removed during the first nine months of FY 2010 as the result of ICE enforcement compared to the same period in FY 2008, the last fiscal year of the Bush administration.
During the first nine months of FY 2010, 279,035 non-U.S. citizens were removed* from the country as a result of ICE enforcement. This number is ten (10) percent more than the same period during FY 2008 — the last fiscal year of the Bush administration. This represents almost a doubling of the rate of removals that have taken place during the past five years.
In addition to increases in alien removals under the Obama administration, the data also show that ICE — rather than simply trying to ramp up numbers — has also directed more of its attention to going after noncitizens who have committed crimes while in this country.