I. Illegal Reentry After Deportation (8 U.S.C. 1326)
175 individuals were charged in November with illegal reentry
A. 126 of those 175 individuals had previously been convicted of non-immigration criminal offenses in the U.S.
Of the 126 individuals with non-immigration criminal records:
1. 30 had violent crime convictions, including:
1 individual had a homicide conviction
11 individuals had sex offense convictions
2 individuals had domestic violence convictions
2. 13 had property crime convictions
3. 20 had DUI convictions
4. 60 had drug crime convictions
B. 64 of those 175 individuals had been deported three or more times
II. Alien Smuggling (8 U.S.C. 1324)
24 individuals were charged in November with alien smuggling
III. Illegal Entry (Criminal Consequence Initiative) (8 U.S.C. 1325)
0 individuals were charged in November with illegal entry on the CCI calendar
Criminal conviction information is based on preliminary criminal history reports provided by the arresting agency.
These numbers represent United States Attorney’s Office prosecutions only. These numbers do not include individuals apprehended by immigration enforcement officials and subjected solely to administrative process.
*The Department of Homeland Security instituted a policy in late March of expeditiously returning aliens who illegally enter the United States rather than detaining them. The decreased number of individuals presented to this Office for prosecution coincides with the implementation of that policy and other COVID-19 related border restrictions.
RELEASE NUMBER: 2020-110_November Immigration and Border Crimes Report
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