Click on a country to view some statistics related to deportation as well as to obtain a link to relevant articles and reports and
a list of organizations working with migrants and deported individuals in that country.
Statistics and data should be understood within the context of its source and the definitions of the terms “return,” “deportation,” and “removal” provided by the source.
- Data on removals and returns from the United States of America is obtained from the Department of Homeland Security 2015 Yearbook of Immigration Statistics, and specifically Tables 40 and 41.
- Data on removals and returns from the European Union is obtained from EuroStat and in particular the data table on Third Country Nationals Returned Following an Order to Leave.
- Data on returns from Mexico is obtained from the Unidad de Política Migratoria, Secretaría de Gobernación and in particular table 3.2.1.
- Data on removals and returns from Australia is obtained from Australia’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection Annual Report 2014-15.
- Data on deportations from Japan is obtained from Japan’s Immigration Control 2015 report, and specifically Table 38.
- Data on deportations from South Africa is obtained from the 2014-2015 Annual Report and the 2013-2014 Annual Report of the Department of Home Affairs of the Republic of South Africa.
In-Country Organizations: Where available, we have provided the names of organizations working with deported and returned individuals in that country. Though we have worked with some of these organizations, there are many more listed here that we have not had the opportunity to work with and that have not been vetted. Therefore, the names and links are shared for informational purposes only.
International Organization for Migration: Established in 1951, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is an inter-governmental organization working to manage the main categories of migration: migration and development, facilitation and regulation of migration, and forced migration. The IOM’s mission is to ensure the humane management of migration by facilitating international cooperation between both governmental and non-governmental partners in the search for realistic solutions to migration and humanitarian issues. IOM activities include but are not limited to: promoting international migration law, policy debate and guidance, protecting the rights of displaced peoples, and providing healthcare to migrants in need. IOM operations are run out of its more than 480 country offices around the world and 9 regional offices that oversee, coordinate, and support migration activities within their respective regions.