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November 22, 2010

Illegal Re-entry by Immigrants #1 Crime Prosecuted in U.S. not Drug Crimes or Terrorism

Co-director of TRAC, Susan B. Long, said the number of these illegal re-entry prosecutions is a sign that a drastic change in enforcement priorities has occurred over the last few years. ‘It shows the priorities of the federal government right now,’ Long said. ‘There’s been a huge policy shift, and a definite decision to criminally go after people [for immigration offenses]. More resources have been devoted to immigration enforcement.’

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