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Immigration Reform Law Institute
July 9, 2015

The US Border: A Revolving Door for Illegal Aliens
By The Hon. Mahlon F. Hanson and Hon. Elizabeth A. Hacker

Nationwide, the number of people prosecuted for coming back illegally after being deported has increased by 175 percent since 2005, according to a report by Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, or TRAC, which gathers and analyzes data from public agencies. According to the TRAC data, prosecutions for the crime of illegal reentry is at an all-time high in the federal district courts. The average sentence length for illegal reentry offenders was 18 months in fiscal year 2013 (with a median sentence of 12 months). This represents a 14.3 percent decrease since 2009, when the average sentence for illegal reentry offenders was 21 months.

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