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October 12, 2018

ICE data: Tens of thousands of deported parents have U.S. citizen kids
By Madeline Buiano

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, or TRAC, a Syracuse University-based research organization, recently created a profile of detainees currently held in 217 ICE detention centers. As of June 30 of this year, ICE was holding 44,435 people in custody. Out of this group, 58 percent had no criminal convictions. About 21 percent had committed a minor infraction, such a traffic violation; another 5 percent had committed an offense defined only as “other;” and 16 percent had committed what ICE considers a serious crime, which can include selling marijuana. As TRAC put it, four out five detainees “either had no record, or had only committed a minor offense such as a traffic violation.”

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