ICE Arrests About 2,000 Illegal ImmigrantsIn a sign that i've been preparing for the GRE, I figured out how long it'll take to deport all the fugitive illegal aliens based on their current rates:
In a blitz that began May 26, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has arrested nearly 2,100 illegal immigrants across the country. Officials said the raids are aimed at child molesters, gang members and other violent criminals, as well as people like Da Silva who sneaked back into the country after a judge threw them out.
ICE has a network of 35 fugitive teams across the country. The 2006 budget increased that number to 52, and the Bush administration is pushing for 70 by 2007.
The challenge, agents said, is staggering.
There are more than 500,000 "fugitive aliens" who have been deported by judges and either slipped back into the country or never left. There is often a disconnect between local and state prisons and the federal government that allows illegal immigrants to serve time and be released without being transferred to federal officials for deportation.
- 2100 fugitives / 21 days = 100 fugitives/day
- 100 fugitives/day / 52 teams = 1.9 fugitives/day/team
- 199 days left in the year * 1.9 fugitives/day/team * 52 teams = 19,700 fugitives arrested for the rest of this year
- 480,300 fugitives left at the start of 2007
- 1.9 fugitives/day/team * 365 days/year * 70 teams = 48,600 fugitives/year
- 480,300 fugitives / 48,600 fugitives/year = 9.88 years till we arrest all fugitive illegal aliens
- the number of fugitive illegal aliens staying constant (which it won't)
- that ICE will be working at a consistent pace 365 days a year (which it won't)
- that the number of ICE teams will stay constant after 2007 (which will hopefully increase as years go by)
Might take awhile to defeat the invasion, at this rate.