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Center for American Progress
July 22, 2019

Restoring the Rule of Law Through a Fair, Humane, and Workable Immigration System
By Tom Jaetz

A 2019 report, for example, by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse shows that more than 82 percent of the people in civil immigration detention as of December 2018 had never before been convicted of a crime or had been convicted only of the most minor violations, and NBC News found in August 2018 that arrests of those without criminal records had tripled under President Trump. See Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse Immigration, “ICE Focus Shifts Away from Detaining Serious Criminals,” June 25, 2019, available at https://trac.syr.edu/immigration/reports/564/; Ben Leonard, “Under Trump arrests of undocumented immigrants with no criminal record have tripled,” NBC News, August 13, 2018, available at https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/under-trump-arrests-undocumented-immigrants-no-criminal-record-have-tripled-n899406.

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