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The American Prospect
January 3, 2019

ICE Now Locks Up Everyone
By Manuel Madrid

Before the changes to the risk assessment program were made, only immigrants with certain criminal convictions would be subject to mandatory detention or immediate removal. But that’s no longer the case. Of the 44,000 immigrants ICE is currently imprisoning—an all-time high for the agency—nearly 60 percent have no criminal record, according to a June analysis of case data by Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse. The analysis also found that 75 percent of immigrants detained either had no prior convictions or had only committed a minor offense such as a traffic violation.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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