TRAC Updates Immigrant Detention Quick Fact Tools With New Data
(05 May 2021) TRAC's immigration "Quick Facts" tools provide a user-friendly way to see the most updated data available on immigrant detention and the immigration courts. TRAC's quick tools provide the most recent data TRAC has assembled on a variety of topics, from the current immigration court backlog to ICE's most recent detention statistics. The tools include easy-to-understand data in context and provide quotable descriptions.

Data updated this week on the immigration detention system provided by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) show that:

  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement held 15,136 in ICE detention according to data released on April 14, 2021.

  • 9,545 out of 15,136—or 63.1%—held in ICE detention have no criminal record, according to data released on April 14, 2021. Many more have only minor offenses, including traffic violations.

  • ICE relied on detention facilities in Texas to house the most people during FY 2021, according to data released on April 14, 2021.

  • ICE arrested 2,343 and CBP arrested 10,077 of the 12,420 people booked into detention by ICE during March 2021.

  • South Texas Ice Processing Center in Pearsall, Texas held the largest number of ICE detainees so far in FY 2021, averaging 734 per day (as of April 2021).

  • ICE Alternatives to Detention (ATD) programs are currently monitoring 93,733 families and single individuals, according to data released on April 14, 2021.

  • San Francisco's area office has highest number in ICE's Alternatives to Detention (ATD) monitoring programs, according to data released on April 14, 2021.

For more information, see TRAC's Quick Facts tools here or click here to learn more about TRAC's entire suite of immigration tools.

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