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September 18, 2018

Migrants are being turned away from immigration courts because ICE gave them 'fake dates' for deportation hearings
By Valerie Bauman


Nationwide, there were 746,049 pending cases as of July 31 up from 542,411 at the end of January 2017, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University. As of July 20, ICE had more than tripled the number of work site investigations it conducted so far in 2018. Since October 1, 2017 the beginning of fiscal year 2018 ICE has opened investigations into 6,093 workplaces, compared to 1,716 in all of fiscal year 2017. The agency also made 984 administrative arrests as of July 20 of this year, nearly six times the 172 officials made the year prior. Administrative arrests are when someone is accused of being in the country illegally, but they haven't been charged with any other crimes. ICE officials also increased the number of criminal arrests it made, taking in 675 immigrants compared to 139 in all of 2017. Altogether, the 1,659 arrests made so far in FY2018 amount to five times the 311 arrests of FY2017.


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