|(12 Jan 2009)
An unusually large surge in immigration prosecutions in the last months of FY 2008 means that the annual count of such filings more than quadrupled during the Bush Administration, according the latest available data from the Justice Department.
The recent sharp jump in immigration matters also resulted in the annual number of all kinds of federal criminal prosecutions reaching their all-time high.
Although the five judicial districts where immigration charges make up the largest proportion of the total are strung out along the border with Mexico, the location of the next five ranking districts are more scattered.
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