ICE Detaining More Immigrants, Fewer Criminals


A new study out of Syracuse University looks at the results of a more than 100 percent increase in the budget of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Detention and Removal budget in the years 2005-2009. According the report produced by TRAC, ICE had pledged to focus on detaining people who posed a threat to society, but the number of non-criminal detainees doubled, while the number of criminal detainees remained the same: “Instead of giving priority to the detention and removal of aliens convicted of crimes, the agency seemingly focused on filling detention beds.”

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