Friday, May 10, 2013

50,468 new Immigration Prosecutions in First Six Months of FY 2013

Syracuse University's TRAC Immigration has reported that in the first six months of fiscal year 2013 there have been 50,468 new immigration prosecutions, which is an estimated 9% increase from the previous year.

TRAC provides the following a historical perspective:


They report that in March 2013 alone there were 7715 criminal defendants in immigration related cases filed in U.S. Magistrate Courts.  Statistics show that 66.4% of all charges alleged violation of 8 U.S.C § 1325, Entry of alien at improper time or place, and 29.5% of all charges were for violation of 8 U.S.C. § 1326, Reentry of deported alien.

As for charges filed in District Court, there were 915 new immigration related cases in the U.S. District Courts during March, and an additional 1169 cases moved to District Courts from magistrate courts after the filing of an indictment or information.  The most common charge, 8 U.S.C § 1326, Reentry of deported alien, followed by  8 U.S.C. § 1324, Bringing in and harboring certain aliens.

Click here and here to read the full reports.

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