FW: Immigration Prosecutions Rise, Organized Crime, Drugs and Weapons Charges Drop
- Date: Thu, 4 Feb 2010 15:48:49 -0500
Subject: Immigration Prosecutions Rise, Organized Crime, Drugs and Weapons Charges DropFor Immediate Release
New Data on Federal Court Prosecutions Reveal
Non-Violent Immigration Prosecutions Up,
Organized Crime, Drugs and Weapons Charges Down
February 4, 2010
Washington D.C. - The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) and Warren Institute at the University of California at Berkeley recently released reports highlighting the dramatic increase in federal immigration prosecutions and the link to Operation Streamline, a DHS program which mandates federal criminal prosecution of all persons caught crossing the border unlawfully.The Warren Institute report highlights the impact of Operation Streamline on immigration enforcement and the TRAC report shows that federal immigration prosecutions rose to record levels during fiscal year 2009 and how a shift in priorities has created the largest number of federal immigration prosecutions of non-violent border crossers ever. The trade-off is while the federal government spends billions of dollars prosecuting non-violent immigration violators, more serious criminals involved in drugs, weapons, and organized crime face a lower probability of prosecution.
To read the IPC fact sheet highlighting data from both reports see:
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- New Data on Federal Court Prosecutions Reveal Non-Violent Immigration Prosecutions Up, Organized Crime, Drugs and Weapons Charges Down (IPC Fact Check, February 4, 2010)
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