United States Attorney’s Office District of Arizona May 2021 Immigration and Border Crimes Report

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Jacumba CA - NOVEMBER 27: United States international wall with Mexico and Border Patrol vehicle in the distance on November 27 2017 in Jacumba CA USA.

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

281 individuals were charged in May with illegal reentry

A.  230 of those 281 individuals had previously been convicted of non-immigration criminal offenses in the U.S.

Of the 230 individuals with non-immigration criminal records:


1.  56 had violent crime convictions, including:

3 individuals had homicide convictions


7 individuals had sex offense convictions


14 individuals had domestic violence convictions

2.  19 had property crime convictions

3.  45 had DUI convictions

4.  123 had drug crime convictions

B.  149 of those 281 individuals had been deported three or more times

II.  Alien Smuggling (8 U.S.C. 1324)

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         41 individuals were charged in May with alien smuggling

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

          0 individuals were charged in May 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.

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RELEASE NUMBER:    2021-039_May Immigration and Border Crimes Report

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