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 alien accounted for 22,000 prosecutions in FY 2009.
♦ Potential drug smuggling charges were brought less frequently.
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