TRAC: Where Individuals Enter ICE Custody: State-by-State Details

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on May 20, 2013

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse: “On a typical work day Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) took 1,509 individuals into custody, according to the latest available ICE data from November and December 2012. If activity continues at this pace, ICE will detain around 400,000 individuals during the current fiscal year. Seven out of every ten individuals were originally detained in states along the southwest border with Mexico. Three states head the list: Texas (37% of detainees), Arizona (17% of detainees) and California (15% of detainees). Florida and Georgia were the two non-border states with the most individuals detained by ICE. Six additional states — New York, Louisiana, Virginia, Illinois, Washington and Colorado — had the next highest levels of enforcement activity. In these states in a typical week, between 100 and 200 individuals were picked up and detained by ICE. For more details, including specific locations within each state, go to the report.”

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