DOJ Escalates Criminal Prosecutions of Immigrants
The Justice Department is stepping up its crackdown on illegal immigrants, with the latest data available showing an almost 20 percent increase in criminal prosecutions.
The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), an independent project of Sycracuse University that analyzes government data, reports today that during May 2009, DOJ reported 2,147 new prosecutions referred by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the Department of Homeland Security. That’s an increase of 18.9 percent over the month before.
TRAC concludes that “at least through the first five months of the Obama administration there has been no let up in the increase in criminal prosecutions as a result of ICE’s enforcement activities.”