26,222 People in Immigrant Detention New Data Show
(30 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 26,222 in ICE detention according to data released on June 24, 2021.
  • 20,723 out of 26,222—or 79.0%—held in ICE detention have no criminal record, according to data released on June 24, 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 June 24, 2021.
  • ICE arrested 2,836 and CBP arrested 19,796 of the 22,632 people booked into detention by ICE during May 2021.
  • South Texas ICE Processing Center in Pearsall, Texas held the largest number of ICE detainees so far in FY 2021, averaging 751 per day (as of June 2021).
  • ICE Alternatives to Detention (ATD) programs are currently monitoring 103,933 families and single individuals, according to data released on June 24, 2021.
  • San Francisco's area office has highest number in ICE's Alternatives to Detention (ATD) monitoring programs, a total of 10,992, according to data released on June 24, 2021.

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