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June 25, 2012

Official Figures Show Steady Decline in DOJ Criminal Immigration Prosecutions
By Edwin Mora

“Until February 2011, ICE criminal prosecutions had been climbing, reaching a peak of 21,686 on an annual basis,” TRAC said in releasing the latest DOJ immigration prosecution figures. “Since then, using a 12-month moving average, numbers can be seen to have been falling.” TRAC noted that while the number of ICE criminal prosecutions has decreased, the number of ICE deportations is on track to reaching its stated goal of around 400,000 during FY 2012. CBP-referred prosecutions have decreased over the first three years of the Obama administration, according to the figures obtained by TRAC. “CBP prosecutions display a sharp rise beginning in February 2008. One year later in February 2009 CBP criminal prosecutions reached a peak of 80,147 over a 12-month period,” said TRAC.

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