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Florida Center for Investigative Reporting
January 10, 2013

U.S. Spends More On Immigration Enforcement Than On All Other Federal Crimes Combined
By Ashley Lopez

The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, or TRAC, which tracks federal prosecutions, found that much of the data about how many people ICE has detained is wrong. TRAC writes: “Case-by-case records provided by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) show that many fewer individuals were apprehended, deported or detained by the agency than were claimed in its official statements — congressional testimony, press releases, and the agency’s latest 2010 Yearbook of Immigration Statistics.” The group has written that either ”ICE has been making highly exaggerated and inaccurate claims about the level of its enforcement activities,” or it is “withholding on a massive scale.”

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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