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Table 39. Aliens Removed Or Returned: Fiscal Years 1892 To 2016

The 2016 Yearbook of Immigration Statistics is a compendium of tables that provide data on foreign nationals who are granted lawful permanent residence (i.e., immigrants who receive a “green card”), admitted as temporary nonimmigrants, granted asylum or refugee status, or are naturalized. The Yearbook also presents data on immigration enforcement actions, including apprehensions and arrests, removals, and returns.

Table 39. Aliens Removed Or Returned: Fiscal Years 1892 To 2016
YearRemovals1Returns2
20164340,056106,167
2015326,962129,429
2014405,589163,223
2013433,034178,663
2012415,900230,333
2011385,778322,073
2010381,593474,166
2009391,283582,584
2008359,795811,263
2007319,382891,390
2006280,9741,043,381
2005246,4311,096,920
2004240,6651,166,576
2003211,098945,294
2002165,1681,012,116
2001189,0261,349,371
2000188,4671,675,876
1999183,1141,574,863
1998174,8131,570,127
1997114,4321,440,684
199669,6801,573,428
199550,9241,313,764
199445,6741,029,107
199342,5421,243,410
199243,6711,105,829
199133,1891,061,105
199030,0391,022,533
198934,427830,890
198825,829911,790
198724,3361,091,203
198624,5921,586,320
198523,1051,041,296
198418,696909,833
198319,211931,600
198215,216812,572
198117,379823,875
198018,013719,211
197926,825966,137
197829,277975,515
197731,263867,015
1976338,471955,374
197524,432655,814
197419,413718,740
197317,346568,005
197216,883450,927
197118,294370,074
197017,469303,348
196911,030240,958
19689,590179,952
19679,728142,343
19669,680123,683
196510,57295,263
19649,16773,042
19637,76369,392
19628,02554,164
19618,18152,383
19607,24052,796
19598,46856,610
19587,87560,600
19575,98963,379
19569,00680,891
195517,695232,769
195430,2641,074,277
195323,482885,391
195223,125703,778
195117,328673,169
195010,199572,477
194923,874276,297
194825,276197,184
194723,434195,880
194617,317101,945
194513,61169,490
19448,82132,270
19435,70211,947
19425,5426,904
19417,3366,531
194012,2548,594
193914,7009,590
193817,3419,278
193716,9058,788
193616,1958,251
193513,8777,978
193414,2638,010
193325,39210,347
193226,49010,775
193127,88611,719
193024,86411,387
192931,03525,888
192830,46419,946
192731,41715,012
192631,454NA
192534,885NA
192436,693NA
192324,280NA
192218,076NA
192118,296NA
192014,557NA
191911,694NA
19188,866NA
191717,881NA
191621,648NA
191526,675NA
191437,651NA
191323,399NA
191218,513NA
191125,137NA
191026,965NA
190912,535NA
190812,971NA
190714,059NA
190613,108NA
190512,724NA
19048,773NA
19039,316NA
19025,439NA
19013,879NA
19004,602NA
18994,052NA
18983,229NA
18971,880NA
18963,037NA
18952,596NA
18941,806NA
18931,630NA
18922,801NA

NA Not available.

1 Removals are the compulsory and confirmed movement of an inadmissible or deportable alien out of the United States based on an order of removal. An alien who is removed has administrative or criminal consequences placed on subsequent reentry owing to the fact of the removal.

2 Returns are the confirmed movement of an inadmissible or deportable alien out of the United States not based on an order of removal.

3 Includes the 15 months from July 1, 1975 to September 30, 1976 because the end date of fiscal years was changed from June 30 to September 30.

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Last Updated: 11/30/2017
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