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Pew Research Center
September 27, 2019

Far more immigration cases are being prosecuted criminally under Trump administration
By John Gramlich


The rise in criminal arrests and prosecutions has come amid a severe strain on the nationís civil immigration courts, which as of August faced a backlog of more than a million cases, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, a data organization at Syracuse University. The Justice Department has increased the number of judges who preside over these courts and taken other steps intended to reduce the civil court backlog even as it has prosecuted more immigration cases criminally.


Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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