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The Epoch Times
March 10, 2023

ICE Contractor Falsely Reported Big Increase in Ankle Monitors on Illegal Immigrants: Report
By Mark Tapscott

An Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency contractor reported, and the government regularly published, false data showing a huge increase in the use of ankle monitors to track illegal aliens released into the United States, according to a transparency watchdog. The report compiled by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University follows a December 2022 statement by ICE acknowledging that throughout that year the agency published data showing big increases in the agency’s use of electronic ankle monitors through the Alternatives to Detention (ATD) program for illegal immigrants, when in actual fact far fewer such devices were being used. By regularly filing multiple Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to federal agencies such as ICE, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and federal judges, TRAC maintains a huge, publicly available archive of official data on a wide variety of government programs, litigation, and activities that otherwise would be difficult to track down.

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