A look at Trump's immigration plans by the numbers

About 650 miles of fencing is already in place along the Mexican border and 18,321 agents patrol the U.S. border with Mexico.

English 14/11/2016 17:12 Washington, D.C. Alicia A. Caldwell / AP Actualizada 17:16
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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.

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 million immigrants were convicted 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 as of 2015, according to the Executive Office for Immigration Review at the Justice Department.

Young immigrants protected from deportation by Obama administration: More than 741,000 people have been approved for deferred action, which shields them from deportation and authorizes them to legally work.

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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