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Deportation of
Parents of U.S.-Born
Citizens
Fiscal Year 2011 Report to Congress
Second Semi-Annual Report
March 26, 2012

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Message from the Director
March 26, 201 2
I am pleased to present the following report, " Deportation of
Parents of U.S.-Born Citizens" for the second half of Fiscal Year
(FY) 2011 , as prepared by U.S. Immigration and Customs
Enforcement (ICE).
This report was compiled pursuant to Section 1101 of the
FY 2011 Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act (P.L. 112-10)
and the Joint Explanatory Statement, House Report 111-157, and
Senate Report 111-31, which accompany the FY 2010
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations Act
(P.L. 111-83).
Pursuant to congressional guidelines, this report is being provided to the following Members of
Congress:
The Honorable Robert B. Aderholt
Chairman, House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security
The Honorable David E. Price
Ranking Member, House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security
The Honorable Mary L. Landrieu
Chairman, Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security
The Honorable Daniel Coats
Ranking Member, Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security
Inquiries related to this report may be directed to me at (202) 732-3000 or to the Department's
Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Peggy Sherry, at (202) 447-5751.

John Morton
Director
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Deportation of Parents of U.S.-Born Children
FY 2011, Second Half
Table of Contents
I.

Legislative Language ..........................................................................................................

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II.

Background .........................................................................................................................

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III.

Data Report .........................................................................................................................

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IV. Conclusion ..........................................................................................................................

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I.

Legislative Language

This document responds to the legislative language set forth in Section 1101 of the FY 2011
Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act (P.L. 112-10) and in the Joint Explanatory Statement,
House Report 111-157, and Senate Report 111-31, which accompany the FY 2010 DHS
Appropriations Act (P.L. 111-83). Section 1101 of P.L. 112-10 specifies that, for FY 2011, DHS
is subject to the terms and conditions of P.L. 111-83, including this particular report requirement.
The Joint Explanatory Statement accompanying P.L. 111-83 includes the following language:
DEPORTATION OF PARENTS OF U.S.-BORN CHILDREN
In order to better understand the scale and intricacies of this issue, the conferees
direct ICE to submit, within 60 days after the date of enactment of this Act, an
evaluation of the process and data management system changes necessary to track
the information discussed in both the House and Senate reports, including a
timeline for implementing the required changes in fiscal year 2010. ICE is
directed to begin collecting data on the deportation of parents of U.S.-born
children no later than July 1, 2010, and to provide the data at least semi-annually
to the Committees and the Office of Immigration Statistics
House Report 111-157 includes the following provision:
DEPORTATION OF PARENTS OF U.S.-BORN CHILDREN
In February 2009, the DHS IG estimated that more than 100,000 parents of U.S.born children were deported from the country between 1998 and 2007. The IG
also reported that ICE does not consistently track information about the U.S.-born
children of those it deports. As a result, the Committee directs ICE to begin
collecting data to track: the number of instances in which both parents of a
particular child were removed; the length of time a parent lived in the United
States before removal; and whether the U.S. citizen children remained in the
United States after the parents’ removal. ICE should provide this data annually to
the Office of Immigration Statistics, as well as to Congress with the annual budget
submission.
Senate Report 111-31 also provides:
DETENTION AND REMOVAL REPORTING
The Committee continues to request ICE to submit a quarterly report to the
Committee which compares the number of deportation, exclusion, and removal
orders sought and obtained by ICE. The report should be broken down: by
district in which the removal order was issued; by type of order (deportation,

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exclusion, removal, expedited removal, and others); by agency issuing the order;
by the number of cases in each category in which ICE has successfully removed
the alien; and by the number of cases in each category in which ICE has not
removed the alien. The first fiscal year 2010 quarterly report is to be submitted
no later than January 15, 2010.
This document serves as the second semiannual report and covers the period between
January 1 and June 30, 2011.

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II. Background
In response to language in the Joint Explanatory Statement accompanying P.L. 111-83, on June
24, 2010, ICE provided to Congress the FY 2010 “Deportation of Parents of U.S.-Born Citizens”
report. In that report, ICE detailed its evaluation of the process and required changes to begin
tracking the deportation of aliens with U.S.-born children. The report identified the following
system changes that are required:
Create fields in the Enforcement Integrated Database to capture information regarding
“claimed” or “verified” citizenship of U.S.-citizen (USC) children;
Modify the ENFORCE Alien Booking Module (EABM) to accept the new fields;
Modify EABM to require certain fields be completed when a USC child is entered;
Modify EABM logic to require a response for the new fields of “claimed” or “verified” if
a USC child is entered; and
Implement the changes to the ICE Integrated Decision Support (IIDS) system to capture
the new data fields and create the necessary reports.
In June 2010, ICE completed Phase 1 of the implementation (bullets 1 through 4, listed
previously). As a result, ICE is now able to consistently collect information about U.S.-born
children of deported parents.
ICE completed the second phase of this effort, which included importing new data fields into
IIDS. The IIDS reporting tool provides an efficient method of obtaining operational data for
analytical and reporting purposes. Although the appropriate fields have been added to IIDS, ICE
continues to vet the quality and consistency of the data captured. Like the first report to
Congress, the raw data were extracted from our system of records and manually analyzed to
achieve the proper results. Although this is a labor-intensive process, ICE is confident the
quality of the data provided in this report is the same as that which would have been provided
through an automated process.

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III. Data Report
The data provided in this report are based on a reporting period of January 1, 2011, through
June 30, 2011.
During the reporting period, ICE sought orders of deportation, exclusion, or removal in the cases
of 39,918 aliens who claimed to have at least 1 USC child. ICE removed 46,486 aliens who
claimed at least 1 USC child.
Please see the following tables for the number of deportation, exclusion, and removal orders
sought or obtained by ICE by:
Final orders sought for aliens who claim to have USC children;
District/area of responsibility (AOR) in which the removal order was obtained;
Final orders obtained by type of order;
Final orders obtained by agency issuing the order; and
Number of cases in each category in which ICE has removed an alien who claims to have
at least one USC child.
The number of deportation, exclusion, and removal orders sought or obtained by ICE:
Table A. Final Orders Sought for Aliens Who Claim to Have USC Children
FY 2011 Q2
FY 2011 Q3
Total
19,724
20,194
39,918
Fiscal year and quarter are based on the apprehension date.
Final Orders Sought are identified as the following processing dispositions:
Administrative Deportation, Expedited Removal (I-860), Expedited Removal Limited Review, Expedited Removal
with Credible Fear, Notice to Appear Detained, Notice to Appear Released, Order to Show Cause, and Warrant of
Arrest/Notice to Appear.

Table B. Final Orders Obtained for Aliens Who Claim to Have USC Children by
District/AOR
AOR
FY 2011 Q2
FY 2011 Q3
Total
Atlanta
1,143
1,106
2,249
Baltimore
71
70
141
Boston
117
124
241
Buffalo
92
67
159
Chicago
794
759
1,553
Dallas
524
455
979
Denver
295
265
560

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Table B. Final Orders Obtained for Aliens Who Claim to Have USC Children by
District/AOR
AOR
FY 2011 Q2
FY 2011 Q3
Total
Detroit
306
233
539
El Paso
610
561
1,171
HQ
0
0
0
Houston
863
799
1,662
Los Angeles
792
704
1,496
Miami
553
465
1,018
New Orleans
549
442
991
New York City
176
102
278
Newark
152
151
303
Philadelphia
266
254
520
Phoenix
813
803
1,616
Salt Lake City
406
432
838
San Antonio
899
937
1,836
San Diego
680
670
1,350
San Francisco
324
260
584
Seattle
463
359
822
St. Paul
321
256
577
Washington, DC
188
189
377
Total
11,397
10,463
21,860
Final Order data excludes Case Category 16 and Expedited Removals with no Detention. The agency is based on
the latest arresting program before the final order date. If a program does not exist for the latest arrest before the
final order date, then the original arresting program is used. The AOR is based on the AOR at the time the final
order was issued. If an AOR does not exist for the time the final order was issued, then the original AOR is used.

Table C. Final Orders Obtained (by Type) for Aliens Who Claim to Have USC Children
FY 2011 Q2
FY 2011 Q3
Total
Deportation/Removal
2,573
2,478
5,051
Exclusion
7,850
7,004
14,854
Expedited Removal
974
976
1,950
Others
0
5
5
Total
11,397
10,463
21,860

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Table D. Final Orders Obtained for Aliens Who Claim to Have USC Children by Agency
Issuing the Order
FY 2011 Q2
FY 2011 Q3
Total
CBP
1,257
1,261
2,518
CIS
163
102
265
ICE
9,976
9,091
19,067
Unknown
1
9
10
Total
11,397
10,463
21,860
Final Order data exclude Case Category 16 and Expedited Removals with no Detention. The Agency is based on
the latest encountering program before the final order date or the Agency initiating removal proceedings. If a
program does not exist for the latest arrest or encounter before the final order date then the original encountering
program is used. Data reported within the “Unknown” category reflect cases with no agency associated with them.

The number of deportation, exclusion, and removal orders sought or obtained by ICE:
Table E. Number of Removals of Aliens Who Claim to Have USC Children by Category of
Removal
Type
FY 2011 Q2
FY 2011 Q3
Total
Deportation/Removal
Exclusion
Expedited Removal
Others
Total

11,256
8,555
955
2,806
23,572

11,396
7,871
1,091
2,556
22,914

22,652
16,426
2,046
5,362
46,486

Removals include Returns. Returns include Voluntary Returns, Voluntary Departures, and Withdrawals Under
Docket Control.
“Others” include:
Voluntary Departure – Unexpired and Unextended Departure Period;
Voluntary Departure – Extended Departure Period;
Expired Voluntary Departure Period – Referred to Investigation;
Crewmen, Stowaways, S-Visa Holders, 235(c) cases;
Historical Category for system migration only;
Relief Granted – Extended Voluntary Departure;
Voluntary Return under Safeguards; and
Removals Exclude Expedited Removals with no Detention.
Starting in FY 2009, ICE began to “lock” removal statistics on October 5 at the end of each fiscal year and counted
only the aliens whose removal or return was already confirmed. Aliens removed or returned in that fiscal year but
not confirmed until after October 5 were excluded from the locked data and thus from ICE statistics. To ensure an
accurate and complete representation of all removals and returns, ICE will include the removals and returns
confirmed after October 5 into the next fiscal year.
Fiscal Year Data Lag/Case Closure Lag is defined as the physical removal of an alien occurring in a given month;
however, the case is not closed in Enforcement Alien Removal Module until a subsequent fiscal year after the data
are locked. Because the data from the previous fiscal year are locked, the removal is recorded in the month the case
was closed and reported in the next fiscal year removals. Because of locking the data, these removals would not
otherwise be counted if not reported in the following fiscal year.

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IV. Conclusion
In accordance to the plan outlined in the FY 2010 report to Congress, ICE was able to meet all
the requirements set forth in Senate Report 111-31.
The IIDS enhancements are being prioritized by the Customer Management Board (CMB). The
CMB will be addressing data governance issues affecting the agency and is expected to define
when the requirements set forth by Congress will be implemented.

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