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Decline in ICE's Alternatives to Detention (ATD) Numbers Driven by Lower Enrollment in Texas
(29 Sep 2023) After Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Alternatives to Detention (ATD) population peaked at more than 375,000 in December of 2022, ATD numbers declined to 194,632 according to data released today. See more...
ICE Detention Returns to Pre-COVID Pandemic Levels
(26 Sep 2023) According to the latest data released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the agency is now detaining more than 35,000 individuals, the first time it has hit that threshold since the beginning of the COVID pandemic in the United States in March 2020. The population detained who were originally arrested by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) continues to increase, from 23,119 at the end of August, to a September population of 25,362. By contrast, the detained population of those arrested by ICE remained relatively unchanged, going from 9,624 to 9,672 over the same time period. See more...
Record Number of New Immigration Court Cases Arrive in August; Destinations For Asylum Seekers
(20 Sep 2023) Shifting A total of 180,065 new deportation cases arrived at the Immigration Court during August. This is a jump of 19 percent in just one month; July filings had reached a previous high of 151,910. While the growth rate of 19 percent is large, it has moderated from the 28 percent jump seen from June to July. See more...
Prison Sentencing Patterns for Drug Offenses in U.S. District Courts
(13 Sep 2023) Detailed data on federal sentencing, updated through June 2023, found the median length of prison sentences for federal drug crimes was 60 months (or 5 years). However, sentence length varied greatly depending upon the federal courthouse and the judge handling the case. Federal district court judges in San Diego had the widest variation in their median or typical prison sentences. There one judge assigned a median prison sentence of 13 months during the five-year study period, while a colleague on the same bench gave a median prison sentence of 77.5 months. See more...
Immigrant Detention Numbers, Driven by CBP Arrests, at Highest Point Since Start of Biden Administration
(01 Sep 2023) According to the latest data released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the agency was detaining 32,743 migrants on August 27, 2023. This is the highest point since the start of the Biden administration. The growth in detention in recent weeks has been driven by a steady growth in arrests by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and by Customs and Border Protection (CBP). See more...
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