TRAC Updates Immigrant Detention Quick Fact Tools With New Data
(02 Jun 2021) The Transactional Research Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) a research organization at Syracuse University created "Quick Facts" tools to provide a user-friendly way to see the most updated data available on immigrant detention and the immigration courts. 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 21,519 in ICE detention according to data released on May 28, 2021.

  • 16,166 out of 21,519—or 75.1%—held in ICE detention have no criminal record, according to data released on May 28, 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 May 28, 2021.

  • ICE arrested 2,847 and CBP arrested 14,788 of the 17,635 people booked into detention by ICE during April 2021.

  • Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia held the largest number of ICE detainees so far in FY 2021, averaging 721 per day (as of May 2021).

  • ICE Alternatives to Detention (ATD) programs are currently monitoring 89,115 families and single individuals, according to data released on May 28, 2021.

  • San Francisco's area office has the highest number in ICE's Alternatives to Detention (ATD) monitoring programs, according to data released on May 28, 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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