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The Washington Post
July 19, 2019

Migrants targeted by ICE under Trump are much less likely to have criminal records
By Philip Bump

Last month, TRAC released data looking at the criminal records of those in ICE custody. At the end of September 2016 about a month after Trump spoke there were about 39,000 people in ICE custody, about 17,000 of whom had at least one criminal conviction. Some 7,400 of that group had a Level 1 conviction, indicating that they had been convicted of a serious crime. By the end of last year, the number of people in detention had increased by nearly 10,000 but the number who had a Level 1 conviction actually declined. The number of people in custody who had no conviction at all made up most of the increase. By the end of last year, that group made up 63 percent of the total, up from 55 percent at the end of September 2016.

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