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Criminal Deportation Filings Dip to 12%
(13 Mar 2014) During the first five months of fiscal year 2014, only 12 percent of all filings in the Immigration Courts seeking to deport noncitizens have been based on alleged criminal activity. This percentage has dropped from 14 percent during FY 2013 and 16 percent in FY 2012.

The proportion of filings based on the non-criminal charge of entry without inspection has been falling as well: from 59 percent in FY 2012, to 51 percent in FY 2013, and to 47 percent so far in FY 2014.

In contrast, overstaying a visa and other immigration charges have been on the rise: from 23 percent in FY 2012, to 31 percent in FY 2013, and to 34 percent during FY 2014.

These trends are based on case-by-case court records through February 2014 obtained and analyzed by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University.

To view annual trends as well as the composition of immigration court charges during FY 2014, see latest TRAC snapshot report at:

http://trac.syr.edu/imm/snap_newfiling_charge/
For additional figures by nationality, state, immigration court and hearing location see
http://trac.syr.edu/imm/newfiling_charge/
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