Putting TRAC to Work
  News Organizations
April 17, 2019

San Diego County Has Among The Highest Rates Of ICE Community Arrests
By Jean Guerrero

San Diego County has one of the highest rates of community arrests by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the country, according to a new Syracuse University report. The study found that for Fiscal Year 2017 through May of last year, more than 2,000 ICE community arrests were made in San Diego County, making it the fourth-highest in the U.S. in terms of numbers and third highest in terms of rate. The highest for both was Dekalb County in Georgia. The report was written with records obtained by Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse through the Freedom of Information Act. The documents showed a ten-fold difference in odds of ICE enforcement depending on where you live. The report also says a person's odds of being arrested by ICE in a "community arrest" have nothing to do with whether they reside in a sanctuary versus non-sanctuary jurisdiction. Susan Long, the report's author, said the variation in enforcement based on location reveals an "erratic" enforcement pattern. "They're really not prioritizing, and everyone's a potential target, and they're not facing the reality that they simply don't have the staffing to arrest, detain and deport 11 million individuals," she said.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
Copyright 2019
TRAC TRAC at Work TRAC TRAC at Work News Organizations News Organizations