TRAC Updates Immigrant Detention Quick Facts Tools
(28 Jan 2022) New data available in TRAC's immigrant detention Quick Facts tool shows that the number of people enrolled in ICE's 'alternatives to detention' program has reached nearly 165,000 people, nearly double the number of people from the beginning of the Biden administration when that number stood at 87,000. This is related, in part, to the fact that the total number of people ICE detains on a daily basis has not increased, but remained steady at around 22,000 since the start of the fiscal year in October 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.

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

  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement held 20,886 in ICE detention according to data current as of January 16, 2022.
  • 15,502 out of 20,886—or 74.2%—held in ICE detention have no criminal record, according to data current as of January 16, 2022. Many more have only minor offenses, including traffic violations.
  • ICE relied on detention facilities in Texas to house the most people during FY 2022, according to data current as of January 10, 2022.
  • ICE arrested 3,683 and CBP arrested 26,776 of the 30,459 people booked into detention by ICE during December 2021.
  • Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia held the largest number of ICE detainees so far in FY 2022, averaging 1,183 per day (as of January 2022).
  • ICE Alternatives to Detention (ATD) programs are currently monitoring 164,391 families and single individuals, according to data current as of January 15, 2022.
  • San Francisco's area office has highest number in ICE's Alternatives to Detention (ATD) monitoring programs, according to data current as of January 15, 2022.

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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