TRAC Updates New Immigration 'Quick Facts' Feature
(28 Jan 2021) Our new Quick Facts feature has just been updated with the latest data on ICE detention. The total number of people held in immigration detention continued to decline to 14,195 as of January 22, 2021. Of these detainees, 4,053 or 28.6 percent have no criminal record and many more have only minor offenses including traffic violations. However, 86,860 individuals and families are currently being monitored using ICE's Alternatives to Detention program.

As of January, the Stewart Detention Center in Georgia held the largest number of ICE detainees so far in FY 2021, averaging 773 per day. The South Texas ICE Processing Center in Pearsall was second, and the LaSalle ICE Processing Center in Jena, Louisiana was third. During December, ICE arrested and booked into detention 6,075 people. CBP arrested an additional 2,552 who were turned over to ICE in December for detention.

For more detention facts, including links to time series data tracking each of these, go to:

Immigration Detention Quick Facts

Also available are Quick Facts on the Immigration Court as of the end of December. Key facts on the court's functioning are highlighted with a simple sentence and graphic on a single page. Links to where more detailed data can be found are also included. Go to:

Immigration Court Quick Facts

TRAC's recently-released Quick Facts feature was created to make it simple to find the very latest available numbers in an easy-to-read format. Each "fact" includes a simplified graph or chart, a short statement about the data in context, and a link to the underlying data and our more detailed data tools.

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