As we all know that there are millions of undocumented migrants living in the United States. This has gone to such an extent that there has been an increase in the Federal Prosecution of illegal migrants which is being found tedious by the courts to keep up with the process.
As per the new figures released, it projects that the months of March and April turned out to be the busiest for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The federal prosecutors were referred to a total of 4,145 cases. This was the highest in the last two months after the ICE came into existence five years back.
With this, the courts at the borders of US and Mexico are flooded with such cases. This is to such an extent that the officials have to work twelve hours a day as well as on weekends to ensure progress on the cases.
According to the figures brought out by the Department of Homeland Security, there has been a drop in the total number of illegal immigrants in the nation in the last few years. The figures project an estimation of 10.8 million illegal migrants which is a less by a million when compared to the numbers in 2007 which was the highest.
On the other hand, there has been a rise in the number of deportations which reached to 387,790 in the previous year compared to 185,944 in 2007. With Arizona’s new immigration law in place, the authorities feel that their work would simply increase provided the law delivers what it’s meant for.
As per the law, the police officials in Arizona have the authority to check the immigration status of the migrants or people under suspicion. This law would be implemented from 29th July 2010.