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Successful completions of criminal alien cases for September 2001 increased 7 percent when compared to September 2000, while employer cases decreased by 57 percent compared to the previous September. Fraud completions for September decreased 29 percent compared to the same month last year, while successful completions of smuggling cases increased 39 percent. For fiscal year 2001, successful completions of criminal alien cases increased 11 percent, employer cases decreased 31 percent, fraud completions increased 4 percent, and smuggling cases decreased by 6 percent compared to fiscal year 2000.

Data Source: PAS G-23.19 & 19.1



  • Definitions: Successful Completion: a case that has resulted in an adverse action such as a prosecution, deportation, removal, denial, civil action, or cessation of targeted activity based on the outcome of the investigation. Case Types: Criminal alien cases include large-scale organizations engaged in ongoing criminal activity and individual aliens convicted of a crime such as drug trafficking or terrorism. Employer cases include investigations that target employers who knowingly hire or who continue to employ illegal aliens. Fraud cases include marriage fraud, immigration benefit fraud, Employer Sanctions document fraud, and entitlement fraud. Smuggling cases involve those which target persons or entities who bring, transport, harbor, or smuggle illegal aliens into or within the United States.
  • The FY 2001 end-of-year statistics for Criminal, Employer, Fraud, and Smuggling cases are not complete. The New York district office was unable to report its August and September statistics due to the damage the office sustained during the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

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