Fewer and fewer immigrants convicted of serious felonies are arrested and detained by ICE according Transactional Access Records Clearinghouse (TRAC). Over a 27 month period, the number of criminals in immigration detention dropped by 1,253.
By comparison, the total number of ICE detainees ballooned by over 8,676 during the same period. Immigrants who had never been convicted of even a minor violation shot up 39 percent.
As a result, American taxpayers pay more for the ICE roundups, and yet our communities are less safe than before.