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The Center for Immigration Studies is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit, research organization.
The Center for Immigration Studies is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit, research organization.

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In April of this year, ICE reported that the average cost of a deportation, also referred to as a removal, was $10,854 in FY 2016, including apprehension, detention, and processing.

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All are in the United States and have an interim Department of Homeland Security form, the Employment Authorization Document (EAD), which allows them to work legally.

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The Department of Justice announced that sanctuary jurisdictions will lose access to certain federal law enforcement grants in 2017 if they prohibit officials from communicating with ICE, if they block ICE from interviewing jail inmates, or if they fail to notify ICE of the pending release of criminal aliens ICE is seeking to deport.

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Contrary to the claims of advocates, the backlog is not caused by an increase in cases. Andrew Arthur, the Center's resident fellow in law and policy and author of the report, points to data from a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report showing that the "total case receipts" in 2015 was about the same as in 2006. But the number of cases actually completed declined 31 percent even as the number of immigration judges grew 17 percent.

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One particular group of aliens who have received a significant amount of support lately from opponents of immigration enforcement are aliens who entered illegally who have been convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI), collectively known as "drunk drivers".

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