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New Data on Federal Court Prosecutions Reveal Non-Violent Immigration Prosecutions Up, Organized Crime, Drugs and Weapons Charges Down

Feb 4, 2010 | federal court

Based upon the latest available information, the American Immigration Council‘s (“AIC”) Immigration Policy Center has put together a great summary of the types of federal offenses that are being targeted for prosecution by the government as well as those that are not.

Some interesting facts include:

♦The number of immigration prosecutions has continued to increase and now account for 54% of all federal criminal prosecutions.

♦ Illegal reentry of a deported noncitizen accounted for 22,000 prosecutions in FY 2009.

♦ Potential drug smuggling charges were brought less frequently.


Ruchi Thaker