Number of Immigrants in ICE Detention On the Rise
(08 Jul 2021) The number of people in immigrant detention is growing according to data updated today by Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse in its 'Quick Facts' tools. A total of 27,217 are currently being held in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention, up from less than 14,000 at the end of March 2021.

Highlights from data updated today on the immigration detention system provided by show that:

  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement held 27,217 in ICE detention according to data released on July 8, 2021.
  • 21,667 out of 27,217—or 79.6%—held in ICE detention have no criminal record, according to data released on July 8, 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 July 8, 2021.
  • ICE arrested 3,428 and CBP arrested 23,103 of the 26,531 people booked into detention by ICE during June 2021.
  • South Texas ICE Processing Center in Pearsall, Texas held the largest number of ICE detainees so far in FY 2021, averaging 754 per day (as of July 2021).
  • ICE Alternatives to Detention (ATD) programs are currently monitoring 106,080 families and single individuals, according to data released on July 8, 2021.
  • San Francisco's area office has highest number in ICE's Alternatives to Detention (ATD) monitoring programs, according to data released on July 8, 2021.

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

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