Immigration Prosecutions Once More on the Rise
(15 Jun 2010) After several months of moderation, U.S. federal immigration prosecutions have returned to the high levels of last summer. According to the most recent figures released by the Department of Justice, there were 8,287 immigration prosecutions in March 2010, up 30 percent from February and more than in any month since July 2009.

Overall, a total of 15,830 prosecutions were reported, representing a jump of 37 percent from the previous month. Increases were seen not only for immigration matters but also for other categories: drugs, white color crime, organized crime, weapons and terrorism cases. For the latest information on prosecutions and convictions so far in FY 2010, go to:
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