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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Arizona

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 25, 2021

United States Attorney's Office District of Arizona April 2021 Immigration and Border Crimes Report

I.  Illegal Reentry After Deportation (8 U.S.C. 1326)

214 individuals were charged in April with illegal reentry

A.  190 of those 214 individuals had previously been convicted of non-immigration criminal offenses in the U.S.

Of the 190 individuals with non-immigration criminal records:

1.  46 had violent crime convictions, including:

2 individuals had homicide convictions
13 individuals had sex offense convictions
18 individuals had domestic violence convictions

2.  11 had property crime convictions

3.  41 had DUI convictions

4.  103 had drug crime convictions

B.  106 of those 214 individuals had been deported three or more times

II.  Alien Smuggling (8 U.S.C. 1324)

         52 individuals were charged in April with alien smuggling

III.  Illegal Entry (Criminal Consequence Initiative) (8 U.S.C. 1325)

          0 individuals were charged in April 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 March 2020 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:    2021-034_April Immigration and Border Crimes Report

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Immigration
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Press Release Number: 
2021-034_April Immigration and Border Crimes Report
Updated May 25, 2021