The Robert F. Kennedy Building in August 2006. The building serves as the headquarters of the U.S. Department of Justice.
(Worthy News) - Criminal prosecution of immigration offenses over the past five years is down 36 percent, and the once-successful program of detaining illegal immigrants in state and local jails is in free fall, down by two-thirds, according reports from two federal agencies.
Justice Department statistics show that criminal prosecutions for crimes such as unlawful re-entry by an illegal in November totalled 4,861, down 13.2 percent over the previous month. Over the past year, that number is down 22.3 percent.
According to the Center for Immigration Studies, which analyzed the data, that is a five year decline of criminal prosecutions of 36 percent. [ Source ]
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