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Border Report
July 9, 2021

New data shows ICE detention of migrants returning to March 2020 levels
By Sandra Sanchez

The number of migrants being held by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is at the highest levels since March 2020, according to new data released Thursday. Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), a non-partisan research organization at Syracuse University, reports that as of Thursday, 27,217 people were in custody at ICE detention centers, and there’s been a significant bump in the past two weeks. The new TRAC data also found that 79% or 21,667 of the 27,217 being held in ICE detention facilities have no criminal record, and the majority have only minor offenses, including traffic violations. So far in the fiscal year 2021, Texas has had the most ICE detentions, followed by Louisiana, Arizona, Georgia and California, TRAC reports.

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