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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Arizona

Monday, August 17, 2020

United States Attorney's Office District of Arizona July 2020 Immigration and Border Crimes Report

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

157 individuals were charged in July with illegal reentry

A.  135 of those 157 individuals had previously been convicted of non-immigration criminal offenses in the U.S.

Of the 135 individuals with non-immigration criminal records:

1.  25 had violent crime convictions, including:

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

2.  26 had property crime convictions

3.  29 had DUI convictions

4.  66 had drug crime convictions

B.  81 of those 135 individuals had been deported three or more times

II.  Alien Smuggling (8 U.S.C. 1324)

         28 individuals were charged in July with alien smuggling

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

          0 individuals were charged in July 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:    2020-069_July Immigration and Border Crimes Report

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Press Release Number: 
2020-069_July Immigration Report
Updated August 17, 2020