Friday, September 29, 2006

Immigration Prosecutions: Stats

Immigration prosecutions are up 119% from 5 years ago. The number of prosecutions in June 2006 is about 5% higher than in May, but less than 1% higher than in June 2005. These figures are from a report by TRAC (Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse): Immigration Prosecutions for June 2006.

About three-quarters of the prosecutions are before magistrate judges.

Among these top ten lead charges, the one showing the greatest increase in prosecutions—up 57.1 percent—compared to one year ago was 18 U.S.C Section 1028 that involves "Fraud and related activity - id documents ". Compared to five years ago, the largest increase—500 percent—was registered for prosecutions under "Fed Old Age, Survivors + Disab Insur -Penalties " (42 U.S.C Section 408 ).
See the report for more details, such as the busiest district courts and the most common lead charges.

Graphic from the report.

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