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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

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

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

190 individuals were charged in February with illegal reentry

A.  151 of those 190 individuals had previously been convicted of non-immigration criminal offenses in the U.S.

Of the 151 individuals with non-immigration criminal records:

1.  44 had violent crime convictions, including:

2 individuals had homicide convictions
1 individual had a sex offense conviction
10 individuals had domestic violence convictions

 2.  5 had property crime convictions

3.  24 had DUI convictions

4.  78 had drug crime convictions

B.  83 of those 190 individuals had been deported three or more times

II.  Alien Smuggling (8 U.S.C. 1324)

         28 individuals were charged in February with alien smuggling

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

          0 individuals were charged in February 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:    2021-019_February Immigration and Border Crimes Report

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Immigration
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Press Release Number: 
2021-019_February Immigration and Border Crimes Report
Updated March 31, 2021