Profiling Who ICE Detains – Few Committed Any Crime

6/30/18 The vast majority (58%) of individuals in ICE custody June 30 had no criminal record. An even larger proportion”four out of five”either had no record, or had only committed a minor offense such as a traffic violation.
This left just one out of five who had been convicted of what ICE classified as a felony. Of these only 16 percent were what ICE defines as a serious, or Level 1, offense. Even among Level 1 offenses ICE included crimes such as “selling marijuana” which many states have now legalized. Key Words: Research, demographics