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Albany Law Review

The Immigrant Paradox: Protecting Immigrants Through Better Mental Health Care
By Andrew F. Moore

Data gathered between 2000 and 2013 show this trend continuing. Records on removals carried out by Immigration and Customs Enforcement(“ICE”) between October of 2002 and January of 2016 reveal the impact of drug possession and minor criminal charges on the immigrant population.A database maintained by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse(“TRAC”), grouped the over two million immigrants deported for crimes during that timeframe into three categories of seriousness using ICE criteria. Fifty percent of these offenses fell into category three, the least serious level involving misdemeanors and petty offenses. Other than immigration fraud and traffic offenses, the top five offenses in the level three category were driving under the influence, drug possession charges and public order crimes.....[Citing TRAC research].

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