Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Stepped Up Illegal-Entry Prosecutions Reduce Those for Other Crimes

TRAC reports that the Trump administration's push to prioritize prosecuting illegal border crossers has begun to impact the capacity of federal prosecutors to enforce other federal laws. In March 2018, immigration prosecutions dominated so that in the five federal districts along the southwest border only one in seven prosecutions (14%) were for any non-immigration crimes. But by June 2018, this ratio had shrunk so just one in seventeen prosecutions (6%) were for anything other than immigration offenses.




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