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Arizona State University

The Criminalization of Immigrants as a Racial Project
By Doris Marie Provine and Roxanne Lynn Doty

Federal immigration law permits deportation of noncitizens for a variety of crimes. The list, once limited to serious crimes like rape and aggravated assault, has expanded over the years to include much lesser crimes, including shoplifting, tax evasion, and most recently, illegal entry. There has been a 100% increase in federal prosecutions since 2003, and a 37% increase between 2008 and 2009, with 2010 reaching an all-time high in the deportation of criminal aliens (Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse [TRAC], 2010).......[citing TRAC research].

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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