Bush Administration Immigrant Prosecutions SoarMarch 30, 2009 — 275 views
According to data obtained by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, the total of federal filings for immigrant prosecutions reached a new high during the past month. Capped by the 11,454 prosecutions recorded in September 2008, such a staggering number represents an increase of more than 700% from the same month seven years ago (September 2001). This massive increase in yearly immigrant filings means the total number of all prosecutions brought by the federal government reached their all-time high last year of 155,694. By comparison, there were 82,071 filings in fiscal year 1998 and 60,421 in fiscal year 1988.