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April 18, 2017

Backlogs, vacancies may foil plan for tougher immigration enforcement
By Andrew Becker

Nearly seven out of 10 defendants charged in federal courts in the 2016 fiscal year that ended Sept. 30 faced either immigration or drug charges, according to Justice Department statistics obtained by the Syracuse University-based Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, which regularly tracks court trends. Including misdemeanor cases handled by magistrate judges, defendants prosecuted for immigration-related offenses accounted for 52 percent of the 133,041 total federal court filings in 2016.

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