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Number of Detained Migrants Increases; Number of Migrants on ATD Decreases
(29 Feb 2024) The number of detained immigrants has increased by over 45 percent over the last calendar year, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). By contrast, the number of individuals enrolled in the Alternatives to Detention (ATD) program has decreased by 37 percent. As of late February 2024, nearly 185,000 families and single individuals are enrolled in ATD, a drop from 293,000 enrolled at this time in 2023. About 39,000 individuals are currently detained, up from 27,000 last year. See more...
ICE Detention Numbers Increase While CBP Encounters and New Deportation Cases Drop
(19 Feb 2024) Although the number of border encounters and new deportation cases dropped in January, the number of people in immigrant detention increased. A total of 38,258 individuals are currently held in detention by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), representing more than a thousand more people detained than the end of December 2023 when 37,131 immigrants were held in detention on a single day. These detention numbers stand in contrast to other frequently cited migration metrics. According to U.S. Border Patrol, migrant encounters between ports of entry at the U.S.-Mexico border dropped by 50 percent in January 2024 compared to December 2023. Similarly, TRAC previously found that the immigration courts received 110,000 fewer cases over that same time span. In the second quarter of FY 2024, the rapid changes in other parts of the U.S. immigration system seem to be trending in the opposite direction compared to the ICE detention rates. See more...
New Immigration Court Data Show Sharp Drop in New Cases, Increase in Case Closures
(09 Feb 2024) According to the latest court records the number of incoming cases declined substantially in January 2024, when the Immigration Courts received 154,057 new cases, a drop of over 110,000 in monthly new arrivals at the Court compared to December. At the same time, Court completions last month jumped to a new record high with 76,679 closures, which is 45 percent greater than they were at this time a year ago. See more...
Immigrants Pay $2 Billion in ICE Bonds Since FY 2017
(08 Feb 2024) Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) often requires immigrants to pay a bond before releasing them from immigrant detention centers. In addition to Alternatives to Detention (ATD) monitoring, ICE uses bonds as a way of ensuring that immigrants attend their immigration court hearings and follow additional requirements set by ICE. Once a bond is posted, detained immigrants are typically released. See more...
38,498 Immigrants in Detention According to Latest ICE Detention Data
(02 Feb 2024) According to the latest immigrant detention data released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), about 38,500 immigrants are held in detention centers across the country. The number of detained immigrants arrested by ICE has increased marginally to 10,955 as of January 28, 2024, the highest since the start of the Biden administration, while the number arrested by CBP stands at 27,543. See more...
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