Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Surge of Federal Prosecution of Immigrants

The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, a data analysis organization affiliated with Syracuse University, produced findings that Criminal prosecutions of immigrants by federal authorities surged to a record high in March, as immigration cases accounted for the majority — 57 percent — of all new federal criminal cases brought nationwide that month. The record number of 9,350 new immigration prosecutions in March was part of a “highly unusual surge” that began in January, the report said, and represented 73 percent more new immigration cases compared with March 2007.

For the full story as reported in the New  York Times, click here.

For the report, click here.

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