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January 26, 2016

Immigration Prosecutions Declining
By Corey Olson

While Texas deals with the latest wave of illegal immigrants crossing the southern border, a new study shows the issues with immigration enforcement go far beyond border security. According to a new analysis of Justice Department data, criminal prosecutions of immigration offenses are down 36 percent in the past five years, while the number of detainers placed on illegal immigrants already in jail has fallen by two-thirds over that same period. This latest analysis comes from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), which looked at federal data produced by Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse. "It's one more example of the fact that the present administration just completely devalues any kind of immigration enforcement at all," says Dan Cadman, who analyzed the data for CIS. He tells KTRH the federal government isn't even tracking illegals who were already caught. "The number of people who are at large in the United States right now having fled their immigration proceedings is approaching one million people," says Cadman.

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