|(17 Sep 2015)
As of the end of August 2015, alleged criminal activity has been the basis of only about one of every ten (10.8%) deportation filings in U.S. Immigration Court so far this fiscal year.
While this number has risen slightly from last year's record minimum (8.5%), these two years mark the lowest emphasis on criminal activity as grounds for court deportation filings since tracking began over two decades ago.
In contrast, "entry without inspection" (illegal entry) has been cited nearly four times as often; such charges comprise 41.1 percent of Immigration Court deportation filings so far in FY 2015. Deportation has been sought for only 15 individuals on national security charges, and just one person has been charged with a terrorism offense.
These results are based upon very timely case-by-case court records obtained and analyzed by the Transactional Access Records Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University.
For a snapshot of charges in Immigration Court filings during the first eleven months of FY 2015 see:
For full details by state, nationality, Immigration Court, hearing location, charge and fiscal year, go to:
Many of TRAC's other free query tools -- which track new DHS filings, the handling of juvenile cases and much more -- have also been updated through August 2015. For an index to the full list of TRAC's immigration tools go to:
TRAC is self-supporting and depends on foundation grants, individual contributions and subscription fees for the funding needed to obtain, analyze and publish the data we collect on the activities of the US Federal government. To help support TRAC's ongoing efforts, go to: