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The Dallas Observer
December 6, 2011

So How Is Prioritizing Undocumented Immigrant Deportations Going? Suckily.
By Brantley Hargove

We thought we'd check in on ICE. A progress report of sorts, to see whether they're enforcing federal immigration law intelligently and judiciously. The answer: more like dumbly. Still. According to data obtained by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, compiled by Syracuse University and released Monday, in the months following the memo, only 14 percent of those placed in deportation proceedings were accused of an actual crime. Enforcement for immigration infractions -- a violation of civil law -- still comprised the vast majority of detainer notices filed by ICE agents.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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