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The Daily Caller
September 6, 2016

Obama Admin Slows Immigration Prosecutions, Increases Weapons Charges
By Caroline May


The number of new federal criminal prosecutions have hit their lowest level in nearly a decade, helped by declines in white collar and immigration prosecutions. Thatís according to Justice Department data recently analyzed by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University. As TRAC details, the 9,118 federal criminal prosecutions the government undertook in July are the fewest since July 2007. The July 2016 tally represented a 15.5 percent decline from June and continued this fiscal yearís ongoing downward trend. During the the first ten months of this fiscal year ó which began in October 2015 ó the Justice Department reported 112,942 new criminal prosecutions, on pace to reach about 135,530 for the entirety of this fiscal year. If the rate of prosecutions remains consistent, this fiscal year will yield four percent fewer federal criminal prosecutions compared to FY 2015, according to TRACís report.


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