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San Antonio Express-News
June 10, 2017

A renewed focus on criminalizing some immigration
By Jason Busch

Last year, more than half of all federal criminal charges filed in the country were immigration related, and almost all of those were illegal entry or reentry cases, according to Tracfed, a clearinghouse of open records information operated by Syracuse University. The Texas Western and Southern districts, two of the busiest dockets in the country, saw more immigration-related criminal cases filed last year than any other judicial districts. Priorities by prosecutors have since shifted and the number of people entering the country illegally has fallen between 2006 and 2012, the number of felony prosecutions of those charged with illegal reentry more than doubled while the number of people caught illegally entering the country fell by two-thirds.

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