sTATISTICS & FACTS
Three new states have filed federal lawsuits in response to Trump’s new public discharge policy. Trump’s new policy will add Medicaid and food stamps to the list of programs that would define a recipient as a public charge.
In an attempt to reduce the number of legal children born from immigrant families or descendants, Trump announced that he is considering ending the 14th amendment. If Trump really pursues this policy, it will be faced with serious black lash in Congress. In the mean time, he is really considering this route.
This article shows how many people have been apprehended so far in this fiscal year up to the month of March. They have a graph showing the number of apprehensions by group totaling 92,607:
Parent and children= 53,077
Other apprehensions 30,555
Unaccompanied children= 8,975
This article shows the number of refugee settlements that occurred in the year 2018 totaling 22,491. They divided by religious groups and nationalities.
The Public Policy Institute of California has information regarding the number of immigrants that live in California up to the year 2017. They state that 27% of the population residing in California is immigrants, which translates to a total of almost 11 million people.
Despite Trump’s announcement of ending the separation policy, it is recorded that 911 separations have occurred between June 2018 and June 2019.
There exist more than 3 million refugees in the U.S. and over 683,000 people who have been granted asylum since the passage of the Refugee Act in 1980.
As of July 2019, ICE has deported a total of 129,517 immigrants. It is estimated that the agency is on route to surpass the total number of last year’s fiscal deportation of 256,085 immigrants.