United States Attorney’s Office District of Arizona May 2020 Immigration and Border Crimes Report | USAO-AZ


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

92 individuals were charged in May with illegal reentry

A.  86 of those 92 individuals had previously been convicted of non-immigration criminal offenses in the U.S.

     Of the 86 individuals with non-immigration criminal records:

1.  23 had violent crime convictions, including:

1 individual had a homicide conviction
5 individuals had sex offense convictions
9 individuals had domestic violence convictions

2.  13 had property crime convictions

3.  20 had DUI convictions

4.  51 had drug crime convictions

B.  39 of those 92 individuals had been deported three or more times

II. Alien Smuggling (8 U.S.C. 1324)

         9 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 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.

*The April Immigration and Border Crimes Report that was issued on May 19 failed to include an additional charge of alien smuggling (8 U.S.C. 1324). The total number should have been 15 individuals rather than 14 individuals.

RELEASE NUMBER:    2020-057_May Immigration and Border Crimes Report

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