THE DHS BUR­DEN

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS -

Half of all fed­eral ar­rests made in 2014 were re­lated to im­mi­gra­tion, says a new Pew Re­search Cen­ter analysis of newly re­leased data from the Bureau of Jus­tice Statis­tics. Six out of 10 of those ar­rests were made by the Depart­ment of Home­land Se­cu­rity, with Depart­ment of Jus­tice essen­tially pick­ing up the rest.

“Just one agency within DHS — Cus­toms and Bor­der Pro­tec­tion — made more ar­rests in 2014 (64,954) than all of the agen­cies within DOJ com­bined (58,265),” the analysis noted. Other fed­eral agen­cies, such as Trea­sury Depart­ment and the U.S. Postal Ser­vice, ac­counted for 1 per­cent of the ar­rests.

In ad­di­tion, 61 per­cent of all fed­eral ar­rests oc­curred in just five fed­eral ju­di­cial dis­tricts along the U.S.-Mex­ico bor­der, the analysis noted. See more numbers in the Poll du Jour at column’s end.

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