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A Look at US Immigration by the Numbers

About 650 miles of fencing is in place along the U.S.-Mexico border



    A Look at US Immigration by the Numbers
    In this June 25, 2014 photo, a group of immigrants from Honduras and El Salvador who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally are stopped in Granjeno, Texas.

    President-elect Donald Trump made immigration a top issue in his campaign and now his promises from the campaign trail are about to be put to the test. He is a look at immigration by the numbers:

    Immigrants in the country illegally: about 11 million.

    Criminal immigrants: As of 2012, the government estimated that 1.9 immigrants were criminals and could face deportation.

    Criminal immigrants in the country illegally: The Migration Policy Institute in Washington estimates that about 820,000 of the criminal immigrants are here illegally.

    Deportations under President Barack Obama: More than 2.5 million.

    Deportation costs: Each deportation costs an average of about $12,500, according to a 2011 government estimate.

    Immigration court backlog: More than 521,000 cases are pending in federal immigration court, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University.

    Immigrants with pending deportation orders: 88,128 in 2015, according to the Executive Office for Immigration Review at the Justice Department.

    Border Fence: About 650 miles of fencing is already in place along the Mexican border in parts of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California.

    Length of Mexican border: Roughly 2,000 miles.

    Border Patrol agents: 18,321 agents patrol the U.S. border with Mexico.

    Arrests at the border: 408,870 people were arrested trying to cross the border illegally during the 2016 budget year that ended in September.