Deportations conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) fell to a record low in April, as the Biden administration redirects resources from immigration enforcement to border management.
According to a report by The Washington Post, ICE deported 2,962 people in April, the lowest monthly total on record for the agency.
ICE’s role in immigration enforcement is limited to immigrants in the interior of the country, as opposed to Customs and Border Protection (CBP), which oversees immigration enforcement at the borders and ports of entry.
The record low numbers come as ICE under President Biden has for the most part limited its deportation activities to foreign nationals with criminal records. Biden’s policy eschews the Trump administration’s expansive interior enforcement.