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The TexasTribune
May 23, 2013

Texas stands out on multiple immigration fronts
By Julián Aguilar

Data released this week from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, based at Syracuse University, shows that more undocumented immigrants are detained and prosecuted in Texas than any other state. It comes as the cities of Austin and San Antonio were chosen by a bipartisan advocacy group to co-host events this week as part of a national digital march in support of comprehensive immigration reform. The TRAC data shows that for November and December — the most recent information available — Texas had more than 24,800 immigrants in detention. The figure exceeds the three other southwest border states combined; Arizona ranked second in the nation with about 11,400, California was third with 10,230 and New Mexico was ranked 17th with about 570. Across the country, about 66,300 immigrants were in detention.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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