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NBC San Diego
April 12, 2019

San Diego County has 4th-Highest ICE Arrest Rate in US, TRAC Study Shows
By Christina Bravo and Melissa Sandoval

The possibility of an undocumented immigrant being arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is higher in San Diego County than the majority of the country, according to a new report. The study, conducted by the non-profit Syracuse University research group Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), found that San Diego County had the fourth-highest rate of community arrests -- arrests made at an immigrant's home, work or other public place without the help of local law enforcement. The study looked at two different types of arrests used by ICE: community arrests and Secure Community program (SC) arrests, which are made after an undocumented person was detained by a local law enforcement officer and account for four out of five deportations from the U.S. In San Diego County, the community arrest rate of 9.9 for every 1,000 undocumented people was much higher than the nationwide rate of 6 arrests per 1,000 people, the TRAC study said. Undocumented immigrants were deported at a rate of 5.4 for every 1,000 people.

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