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KGTV (San Diego)
March 21, 2011

Report Shows Rise In Thrown Out Deportation Cases Thrown Out Cases In San Diego Rise To 43 Percent In 2010 From 27 In 2008

A new independent report shows deportation cases in San Diego are being thrown out of court by the hundreds. The report by Syracuse University's Transactional Records Clearing House (TRAC) is causing some to question the effectiveness of immigration enforcement. "We found a very surprising thing," said Dr. Sue Long of Syracuse University, TRAC director and co-author of the report. Long and her colleagues found nearly 31 percent of deportation cases were thrown out last year nationally -- up from 25 percent in 2009. "Something was changing and they were being much less successful," Long said, referring to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The report found 63 percent of deportation cases in Los Angeles were thrown out in 2010 -- up from 27 percent in 2008. In San Diego, the rejection rate went from 27 percent in 2008, to 32 percent in 2009, to 43 percent in 2010, according to the report.

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