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Federal immigration prosecutions jump in NM

November 15, 2013 • State News

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Federal immigration prosecutions in New Mexico posted the biggest percentage increase of any of the nation’s 94 judicial districts during the first 11 months of the federal fiscal year, a new report shows.

Prosecutions in the state’s federal judicial district jumped by 46 percent from the previous period. The state is on pace to post its highest number of immigration prosecutions since tracking began in 1986.

Meanwhile, prosecutions fell in Arizona by 22 percent and by 13 percent in the Southern District of California.

There were 5,999 prosecutions in New Mexico through the end of August. The federal fiscal year ended Oct. 1.

The report was compiled by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, a nonpartisan center based at Syracuse University that tracks federal Login to read more

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