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Border Report
March 16, 2023

Deadline to try to preserve Alternatives to try Detention program nears
By Sandra Sanchez

As of March 11, ICE reports there were 287,299 asylum seekers in the ATD program, down from 293,167 in the program as of Feb. 25, according to data from Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), of Syracuse University, which tracks all U.S. immigration court cases. A comparison of the data found a drop in asylum-seekers in every component of the ATD program which includes GPS ankle monitors; SmartLINK app monitors; telephonic reporting and those without technology devices. There were 259,157 people enrolled in ATD and reporting via the SmartLINK app; That dropped to 255,615 by March 11. The number of telephonic reporting fell by 568; and there was a drop of 259 in the number of people on GPS ankle monitors.

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