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Record-Breaking Removal of Illegal Aliens

During the 2010 fiscal year, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ( ICE) removed the largest number of illegal aliens in U.S. history. ICE removed a record breaking 392,000 illegal aliens, more than 195,000 on criminal grounds. The increase in removals is largely due to the implementation of an ICE program, Secure Communities, whereby ICE works with state and local law enforcement agencies to use biometric technology to identify criminal aliens for removal. Currently more than 660 state and local partners participate in Secure Communities, and ICE has plans to increase its presence in more jurisdictions nationwide.