Immigration Enforcement Since 9/11: A Reality Check

Immigration Enforcement Since 9/11: A Reality Check

"A decade-by-decade comparison of all removal proceedings initiated in the Immigration Courts seeking to deport individuals from the United States shows substantial growth ? from 1.6 million in the decade before 9/11 to 2.3 million in the ten years after. But a comparison of the kinds of deportation proceedings in both the pre-and-post 9/11 periods documents that the actual numbers of those aimed at criminals, national security threats and terrorists have all declined rather than increased (see Figure 1). On the other hand, the total number of those charged with purely immigration violations has sharply increased ? 1.2 million before the attacks, 1.9 million after." TRAC, Sept. 2011. [Be sure to toggle all the charts, graphs and interactive apps!]


http://trac.syr.edu/immigration/reports/260/

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