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Far more immigration cases are being prosecuted criminally under Trump administration

Posted on AllSides August 12th, 2020
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The first full fiscal year of the Trump administration saw large increases in the number of people arrested and criminally prosecuted for immigration offenses such as entering and reentering the United States illegally, according to recently published government data.

Arrests, prosecutions for immigration offenses surged in U.S. in 2018The number of federal criminal arrests for immigration offenses surged from 58,031 in fiscal 2017 to 108,667 in fiscal 2018 – an 87% increase, according to an August report by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). The 2018 total was considerably higher...

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