There's been no increase in the number of Irish deported under Trump 3 years ago

There's been no increase in the number of Irish deported under Trump

Despite what you might believe...

Following Trump's tough stance on immigration, there were fears among the undocumented Irish that deportations would increase under his administration, but that has not been the case.


USA Today reported that US Immigration and Customs Enforcement averaged 22,705 deportations per month in the last three months of Obama.

The agency under Trump is averaging 16,895 from February through June, with the number falling to its lowest in June, with part of the reason for the fall being the courts are already at full capacity from the Obama administration.

A report earlier this year on the ICE website revealed that more than 41,000 individuals who are either known or suspected of being in the country illegally were arrested in Donald Trump’s first 100 days as president, an increase of 37.6 percent over the same period in 2016.

According to Irish Central, the Irish Embassy in Washington revealed that to date in 2017, there have been 28 Irish citizen arrests with 17 removals, with 14 of those being crime related.

In 2010, 53 Irish people were deported from the USA and in 2016 there were 25 deportations of undocumented Irish.

While historic claims state that there's 50,000 undocumented Irish in America, recent claims from John Deasy TD, the government envoy to the US Congress suggest that number has been vastly exaggerated and the true figure may lie in the region of 10,000-15,000.