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BETWEEN 2000 AND 2010, FEDERAL APPREHENSIONS FOR IMMIGRATION VIOLATIONS DECLINED WHILE ARRESTS TRIPLED
WASHINGTON – Apprehensions for immigration violations peaked at 1.8 million in 2000 but dropped to 516,992 in 2010—the lowest level since 1972, according to a report...
ADVANCE FOR RELEASE AT 5 P.M. EDT BJS SUNDAY, AUGUST 4, 1994 202/307-0784 MORE PROSECUTIONS AND TOUGHER SENTENCING GUIDELINES PROMPT INCREASED INCARCERATIONS OF NON-CITIZENS WASHINGTON, D.C. -- An increase in the number of prosecutions and convictions for federal drug and immigration offenses, as well as changes in mandatory time-served provisions, prompted a four-fold increase in the number of non-citizens incarcerated in federal prisons between 1984...
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IMMIGRATION LAW PROSECUTIONS DOUBLE DURING 1996-2000
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The number of people prosecuted for immigration offenses in federal courts more than doubled from 1996 through the year 2000, growing from 6,605 defendants in 1996 to 15,613 defendants in 2000, the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today.