Back in June, this blog site reported on the Gary, Indiana airport helping ICE deport illegal immigrants. The full story can be seen here. Now new statistics have come out showing just how many have been deported.
The Gary/Chicago International Airport remains one of the Midwest airports supporting deportation efforts of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
More than 12,000 immigrants have been flown out of the airport since ICE Air Operations began using the airport for detainee removal flights in June 2013.
As of June 28, 12,509 people have been flown out of the airport since 2013, according to ICE.
Detained immigrants are bused into Gary from a detention center about 40 miles away in Broadview, Ill. From there, detainees are flown to other domestic airports before being transported to their native countries.
During 2016 fiscal year, ICE removed 240,255 people throughout the U.S., 58 percent of whom were previously convicted of a crime, according to the agency’s latest published statistics.