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Successful completions of criminal alien cases for December 2001 increased 3 percent when compared to December 2000, while employer cases decreased by 19 percent compared to the previous December. Fraud completions for December 2001 increased 15 percent compared to the same month last year, while there was no change in the amount of successful completions of smuggling cases.

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.
  • Statistics for Criminal, Employer, Fraud, and Smuggling cases are not complete. The New York district office was unable to report fully its statistics for the months of August through December due to the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.