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United States Attorney’s Office Releases 2022 Fourth Quarter Immigration Enforcement Statistics

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Arizona

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Today, the United States Attorney’s Office announced its immigration enforcement statistics for October 2022 to December 2022. These cases are prosecuted in partnership with the Tucson and Yuma Sectors of the Customs and Border Protection’s U.S. Border Patrol, along with Homeland Security Investigations, and assistance from other federal, state, and county agencies. In the three-month period ending December 31, 2022, the United States brought criminal charges in Arizona against 1,456 individuals who illegally entered or re-entered the United States. In its ongoing effort to deter unlawful immigration, the United States also filed 260 cases against individuals responsible for smuggling undocumented noncitizens to and within the District of Arizona. 

Reducing migrant smuggling and mitigating the risk to communities impacted by these offenses continues to be a priority for the Office and its law enforcement partners. Some of these prosecutions are directed against leaders and coordinators of non-U.S. citizen smuggling organizations. Other prosecutions are aimed at deterring young adult drivers, often recruited over social media platforms, from engaging in this dangerous activity. Prosecutions against young drivers include three cases brought against juvenile smugglers during this time period. 

These statistics represent United States Attorney's Office prosecutions only. The numbers do not include individuals apprehended by immigration enforcement officials and subjected solely to administrative process.


RELEASE NUMBER:    2023-017_2022 Fourth Quarter Immigration Enforcement Statistics

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Updated February 10, 2023

Press Release Number: 2023-017_2022 Fourth Quarter Immigration Enforcement Statistics