New TRAC report: Immigration Prosecutions Return to Highs of Bush Era
According to the most recent figures released by the Department of Justice, in recent months U.S. federal criminal immigration prosecutions by the two largest investigative agencies within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have increased to levels seen during the last months of the Bush administration.
The total of 14,912 prosecutions referred in March and April 2010 by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is the highest two-month total since September and October of 2008, when the combined figure briefly spiked to 16,127. The 4,145 prosecutions referred by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in the same two months is the highest recorded since the creation of the agency in 2005. Click here for the full report.
In addition to this special report, TRAC continues to provide free reports on a wide range of current enforcement trends. Click here for information on prosecutions and convictions so far in FY 2010 in the areas of immigration as well as terrorism, drugs, white collar crime, official corruption and more. You can also find free reports on the enforcement activities of selected government agencies such as the IRS, FBI, DHS and DEA.