By Tal Kopan, CNN
Updated 2108 GMT (0508 HKT) April 20, 2017
Washington (CNN) - Immigration enforcement is crippled by mismanagement and lack of clear training even as President Donald Trump seeks to increase deportations, a new report out Thursday from the Department of Homeland Security inspector general says.
The inspector general's report, which focused on the deportation of undocumented immigrants who are no longer in detention, said that without fixing the issues, DHS will not be able to support the Trump administration's aggressive pursuit of undocumented immigrants.
"These management deficiencies and unresolved obstacles make it difficult for (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) to deport aliens expeditiously," the report said. "ICE is almost certainly not deporting all the aliens who could be deported and will likely not be able to keep up with growing numbers of deportable aliens."
While the research for the report was conducted during the Obama administration, ICE under the Trump administration acknowledged the need for improvement and told the IG it was working toward implementing recommendations to improve the department.