Federal Inmates: Immigration Arrests Now Second Only to Drug Busts

Federal Inmates: Immigration Arrests Now Second Only to Drug Busts


When it comes to federal prisoners, immigration offenses is now second only to drug offenses according to data from the Bureau of Prisons.  There are currently 98,554 prisoners in for drug related offenses.  In second place is immigration offenses — 20,862.

There are currently 211,150 prisoners in federal prison.  The U.S. deported 368,644 undocumented immigrants in 2013 compared to 409,849 in 2012.  Earlier this month, LaRaza President Janet Murguía was critical of President Obama.

“For the president, I think his legacy is at stake here,” Murguía said during an interview, “We consider him the deportation president, or the deporter-in-chief.”

By April 2014, over 2 million deportations will have happened on President Obama’s watch.


  1. Immigration Reform: Resolution 23;Fair and Comprehensive Immigration Reform. There are 11 million undocumented immigrants contributing to the American Economy and Community that are being denied basic rights and protections…The County of Alameda is home to approximately 500,000 immigrants with 124,000 undocumented and historically has Sanctuary Cities[Berkeley, Oakland] for all immigrants regardless of legal status; whereas, anti-immigrant programs such as Secure Communities[S-Comm] resulted in the deportations of over 90,000 Californians to date and continues to incite fear and terror in immigrant communities threatening public safety for us all…The rate of deportations is at a record high with 34,000 individuals being deported daily tragically,separating thousands of families…A family unity has been threatened by a broken immigration system that imposes unnecessary wait times for sponsorships leaving millions awaiting reunification for decades…Immigration Reform must create a fair process,respecting human dignity and family unity,including protection for lesbian, gay,bisexual,transgender and[LGBTIQ] families….Working people are strongest when working together and The Labor Movement is strongest when it is open to all workers, regardless of where they come from.