Criminal Immigration Convictions Drop 20 Percent
(12 Jun 2015) The latest available data from the Justice Department show that during the first seven months of FY 2015 the government reported 42,778 new immigration convictions. If this activity continues at the same pace, the annual total of convictions will be 73,334 for this fiscal year.

According to the case-by-case information analyzed by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), this is down from 83,874 convictions in FY 2014, and marks the second year in a row the number of criminal prosecutions for immigration offenses have declined. Overall, the pace of criminal convictions this year is 20 percent below the level during FY 2013 when such conviction numbers peaked at 92,215.

The Southern District of Texas leads the nation with 15,438 immigration convictions so far this fiscal year, followed by the district of Arizona with 12,107 and the Western District of Texas with 8,396.

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