|(28 Aug 2015)
The 7,993 detainers issued by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) during April 2015 represents a 30 percent drop from the 11,355 issued six months earlier in October 2014, according to the latest agency data obtained by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC).
ICE's use of detainers has fallen steadily since March 2011 when 27,916 of these "immigration holds" were issued to local, state and federal authorities.
During April 2015 only about one third (32%) of individuals on whom detainers were placed had been convicted of a crime. And only 19 percent had a felony conviction. Fully two-thirds had no criminal conviction of any type.
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