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June 26, 2023

ICE Detainers for Illegal Immigrants in Local Jails Drop Sharply Under Biden

A new report issued by Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), a nonpartisan data research center dedicated to studying the inner workings of the federal government, reveals that immigrant detainers sent to local law enforcement agencies declined considerably at the start of the Biden administration. To put things in perspective, researchers disclose that monthly detainer usage during the Trump administration climbed above 15,000 for a three-month period in 2018, though the monthly average was typically between 13,000 and 14,000. “It fell sharply once President Biden assumed office, falling to 2,200 by March of 2021,” the TRAC report states, adding that the figure has increased slightly since then to 3,782 during September 2021.

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