Tuesday, May 28, 2013
REPORT: ICE takes 1,500 Immigrants into Custody Each Day
Syracuse University's TRAC Immigration's latest report found that ICE takes 1,500 immigrants into custody in a typical work day, and of those taken into custody roughly 1,000 are ultimately deported. Only about 1/4 (360 immigrants) of all individuals taken into custody are released by ICE, and a very small percentage (20 immigrants) are released under electronic monitoring (ankle bracelet) or placed on enhanced supervision.
What is even more troubling is that many custody determinations are made directly by the agency that takes the individual into custody in the first place. A much smaller percentage of custody determinations are made by an immigration judge in the context of a court proceeding.
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