Putting TRAC to Work
  News Organizations
Rewire News
May 14, 2019

Meet the Federal Agency Helping to Criminalize Pregnant Migrants
By Tina Vasquez

In a statement to Rewire.News, CBP said “prosecutorial decisions are made by the U.S. Attorney’s Office based upon the circumstances presented.” Recent data suggests an increase in prosecutions under the zero-tolerance policy. According to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), a data organization at Syracuse University, there were 74 percent more prosecutions in June 2018 than in March 2018 among the five judicial districts on the border. There were also 134 percent more CBP-referred prosecutions in June 2018 than in June 2017. Previously, former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions stated that the Trump administration’s goal was to prosecute 100 percent of the people caught crossing the border without authorization. As of June 2018, 46 percent of adults arrested by Border Patrol were prosecuted, an increase from May 2018, when less than one-third of adults arrested by Border Patrol were prosecuted.

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