Arizona No Longer the Top Spot for the Feds to Prosecute Immigrants

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Federal prosecution of immigration crimes is down in Arizona -- down enough to dethrone the state as the top spot for such prosecutions.

The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse run by Syracuse University found that the judicial districts in south Texas and west Texas are now numbers one and two for most immigration prosecutions.

A vast majority of these prosecutions are for either improper entry into the country, or reentry by someone who's already been deported. For the first 11 months of this year, there were more than 50,000 of the former, and more than 34,000 of the latter.

A majority of these prosecutions take place in three districts -- the two in Texas, plus Arizona.

And although the U.S. Attorney's Office of Arizona was first in such prosecutions last year, TRAC reports a 21.6 percent decline since last year. The two districts in Texas had more, and New Mexico -- which generally lags behind the top three -- had dramatically more.

There's been a 46 percent increase in immigration prosecutions in New Mexico this year.

Still, at 6,000 prosecutions, it's still far behind Arizona, at more than 21,000 prosecutions.

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TRAC/Syracuse

Are more immigrants choosing to make the journey across the border through New Mexico, instead of Arizona?

This seems like it could be an indication of that.



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robert_graham
robert_graham

The feds are leaving the job to Arpaio.  Please call (602) 777-6632 to listen to the recorded announcement.

Victor Hoelscher
Victor Hoelscher

All these stories do is get the 2 toothed tea baggers and assorted other trailer trash riled up and chattering like they belong here and hurling insults against the ones who actually do. Ignorance may be bliss, but its also sad to watch at times!

Don Jensen
Don Jensen

We have just as many illegals as we always have, it's just that they aren't being rounded up now after the Feds shut down Sheriff Joe. After the Feds go after those two counties in Texas, they will still have as many illegals as always, they will only lose their #1 rating for rounding them up for deportation.

Don Sherbondy
Don Sherbondy

Beautiful...TEXAS IS WHERE THE IMMIGRATION ISSUE WILL BE SETTLED... Bye bye Cruz!

Dawn Smith
Dawn Smith

That's why I got let go from my job.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Looks like little George got tired of clearing his own brush.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Robert, the feds kicked Arpaio out of immigration enforcement because he racially profiles Hispanics you fool.

Now, stop wasting my time with your bullshit.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@robert_graham

No one wants to listen to your gay pedophile phone line Robert.

So when are you going to deliver me my subpoena like you said you would? Oh, that's right, you don't do any of the things you say you will...  after all you claimed you already had delivered it to my mother.. I hope you re-buried her otherwise you could get charged for littering, leaving a corpse laying around like that.

But that's not going to help you when the knock on the door comes for the threats you have made on here Robert... you remember those, when you said you were going to fuck me up with a tire iron or baseball bat... 

Why were you so mad there Robert? You are Robert Graham and Robert Graham did register all those homosexual sites.. If you're gay Robert that is fine, more power to you so be proud Robert! Let your gay flag fly!!! 

BTW - did you sell your condo at 2700 W. Baseline Rd Suite 133,. Tempe, AZ 85283 when you went back to Fresno to work at the shell station? Just wondering...

C'mon Robert, serve me that subpoena you claim to have for me.. do it personally... please....

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Lol Don Cruz is a fucking douchebag. Nothing more and nothing less.

yourproductsucks2
yourproductsucks2 topcommenter

it seems us been much longer than September that you've been spamming Robert. nevertheless, you've got a year from the time the' crime' was committed... so I was a month off. it won't matter.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@yourproductsucks2 

ROFLMFAO!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

9 Months? Where the fuck are you pulling that number from? Your ass??

His threats to me were posted on SEpt 27th of THIS YEAR, 2013 you stupid little twit.

wow, I thought you could at least read a calendar and count days Yippy but this is really pathetic, even for you.

9 months... HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

Call bullshit all you like yippy, it's all your bullshit.

yourproductsucks2
yourproductsucks2 topcommenter

you've got roughly nine months to find an investigator who will agree that you are a victim and who will convince a city attorney to do the same.

I guess you can redeem your self should that happen. it's apparent, however, that it's not happening. I guess if you repost your ' where's my subpoena bitch' mantra under every thread in a manner that continues to show you as the aggressor, even in the slightest chance your case is adjudicated it will most likely be dismissed.

good luck!

yourproductsucks2
yourproductsucks2 topcommenter

you've got nine months to find an investigator who will waste his time on your drivel, and ignore your antagonizing, defamation and harassment against your' victimizer' before the statute of limitations runs out.

I call bull shit.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@yourproductsucks2

Really? And you know this how?

Oh, next you will say because he is still posting.. so I guess with your numerous years in law enforcement you know that cases are a wham bam slam dunk... no investigator ever takes the time to build a case that involves multiple complaints from multiple people... subpoenas are always immediate as soon as you fill out paperwork.. getting the subpoena'ed information takes 1 second, etc... etc.. etc..

Or is it you are omnipotent? You are arrogant enough for that.

uh huh.. go on yipping at people heels spreading your rabies.. it's all you're good at yippy...

So come on, enlighten us with your wisdom and tell us how you KNOW this.

Your answer should be worth a good laugh at least, but that is all it will be worth.

yourproductsucks2
yourproductsucks2 topcommenter

he's not going to jail for threats made against you in this blog site. you saying he is is a lie.

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