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Houston Chronicle
August 25, 2017

By Lomi Kriel

With the Trump crackdown in force, immigration cases in federal courts spiked 27 percent in May from the previous month, jumping another 18 percent to more than 5,500 filed in June, according to an analysis of federal data by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, a data research group at Syracuse University. Most of them were for entering the country without authorization. Meanwhile, the second-most pursued offense by U.S. attorneys - going after drug-related offenses during the height of the nation's opioid epidemic - made up just 14 percent of all new federal cases this spring, falling to its lowest level in a quarter of a century, according to Syracuse University.

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