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The Free Lance-Star
October 13, 2018

EDITORIAL: 287(g) helps ICE target criminals
By The Editorial Staff of the Free Lance-Star

Although many people are convinced that ICE removals under the Trump administration have dramatically increased, that is not actually the case. “Overall, ICE monthly custodial arrests since President Trump assumed office are actually down slightly since October 2014 during the last month of Secure Communities under President Obama,” according to Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse on Immigration. Two-thirds (74 percent) of all immigrants arrested by ICE last year had past criminal convictions, with the most common offense being driving under the influence, according to the Pew Research Center. Another 16 percent had criminal charges pending, with just 11 percent having no known convictions or pending criminal charges.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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