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The Guardian
October 18, 2018

'I live in fear': under Trump, life for America's immigrants can change in a flash
By Amanda Holpuch


From January to October 2017, Ice arrested 37,670 people who had no criminal convictions, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (Trac) a non-profit, non-partisan data center at Syracuse University. Thatís a 125% increase from the year before, when Ice arrested 16,673 people with no criminal convictions, according to Trac data published last month. That jump is what has alarmed immigrant communities most, because it represents people picked up in a variety of scenarios, including outside courthouses, in workplace raids and at their homes. And as of 30 June 2018, 58% of the 44,435 people in Ice custody had no criminal record, according to Trac. Four out of five either had no criminal record or only had a minor offense on their record such as a traffic violation.


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