A Look at US Immigration by the Numbers

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

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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.

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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.

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