Putting TRAC to Work
Bureau of Policy and Research, New York City Comptroller
February 2019

The Demographics of Detention: Immigration Enforcement in NYC Under Trump
By Scott M. Stringer

To understand how immigration enforcement in New York City has evolved in recent years, this report analyzes data from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and from immigration court records. ICE is the lead agency responsible for initiating deportation proceedings for those accused of violating immigration law who are residing in the country and detaining and removing immigrants as a result of those proceedings. ICE publishes some data on its enforcement activities across the country in an annual report but generally reveals little about its operations. Consequently, the richest set of data about immigration enforcement activities comes from immigration court records obtained by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University, which receives information through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) agreement with the federal government.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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