Decline in Federal Criminal Immigration Prosecutions
(12 Jun 2012) The latest available data from the Justice Department show a marked decline in criminal immigration prosecutions processed in federal district courts. As of March 2012, prosecutions resulting from referrals by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) were down 12 percent compared with last year's figures, while criminal prosecutions resulting from investigations by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) fell 6 percent. For full details, go to:
A free webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, June 19, at 2:00pm (Eastern US time) to present and discuss trends by location in federal criminal prosecutions resulting from ICE and CBP Enforcement. To register, go to:
In addition to reports on immigration trends, TRAC continues to offer free reports on program categories such as drugs, white collar crime, terrorism and weapons. TRAC's reports also monitor the enforcement activities of selected government agencies such as DHS, the FBI and the IRS. For the latest information on prosecutions and convictions through March 2012, go to:
Even more detailed criminal enforcement information for the period from FY 1986 through March 2012 is available to TRACFED subscribers via the Express and Going Deeper tools. Go to for more information. Customized reports for a specific agency, district, program, lead charge or judge are available via the TRAC Data Interpreter, either as part of a TRACFED subscription or on a per-report basis. Go to to start.

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