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Matthew Kolken

REPORT: ICE takes 1,500 Immigrants into Custody Each Day

Syracuse University's TRAC Immigration's latest report found that ICE takes*1,500 immigrants into custody in a typical work day, and of those taken into custody roughly 1,000 are ultimately deported. Only about 1/4 (360 immigrants)*of all individuals taken into custody are released by ICE, and a very small percentage (20 immigrants) are released under electronic monitoring (ankle bracelet) or placed on enhanced supervision.

What is even more troubling is that many custody determinations are*made directly by the agency that takes the individual into custody in the first place. *A much smaller percentage of custody determinations are made by an immigration judge in the context of a court proceeding.

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About The Author

Matthew Kolken is a trial lawyer with experience in all aspects of United States Immigration Law including Immigration Courts throughout the United States, and appellate practice before the Board of Immigration Appeals, the U.S. District Courts, and U.S. Courts of Appeals. He is admitted to practice in the courts of the State of New York , the United States District Court for the Western District of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

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