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Report: Nearly 27,000 Deported From Phoenix By ICE In Last Year

According to the 2018 fiscal year report from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency deported nearly 27,000 people from Phoenix.

Compared to the last fiscal year, the figure is a 29 percent increase in the number of removals in Phoenix.

ICE also arrested over 7,000 immigrants in Phoenix, which is an 11 percent jump compared to last year.

On a national basis, there was an 11 percent increase in the number of immigrants arrested compared to the previous year, a figure that equaled 158,000 people.

90 percent of the people that were arrested had either criminal convictions, pending criminal charges or previously were issued final orders.

The number of initial detention bookings also saw a nationwide increase as over 396,000 people were booked into an agency facility, equaling a 22.5 percent increase from the previous fiscal year.

ICE had also deported roughly 256,000 people found to be living illegally in the United States, which was a 13 percent spike from last year.

The agency also reported that 57 percent of those removals were convicted criminals, while nearly 6,000 of those either were known or suspected gang members or terrorists.