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Between 1998 and 2006, there was a 61.6% rise in total deportations of people of Asian nationalities



Prisons are now more than 10% of California’s budget, the fastest growing State expense. The prison budget has increased 205% since 1985, 52% during the last 5 years alone.

In 2004, the API prison population in the United States totaled 12,799 – up from 9,825 in 1999.

In California, 64.6% of API prisoners were made up of immigrants and refugees.
The largest populations among them were the Vietnamese and Filipino, followed by Pacific Islanders and Laotians.

(AAPIP Report, 2005)

The largest API ethnic groups in CA prisons are:
Vietnamese (22%),
Filipinos (19.8%), and
Laotians (8.5%).

The U.S. currently imprisons over 2.1 million people, making the U.S. the world’s leading jailer.

Post-9/11 anti-immigrant policies have increased rates of Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention and deportation for many API immigrant and refugee communities.

In Oakland, the API conviction rate is 34.2%, higher than any other racial/ethnic community.

Between 1990 and 2000, the API prison population grew 250%, while the overall prison population grew by 77%.

STAT: API Criminalization

Posted: October 5, 2010 in Statistics
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Over recent years, the criminal justice system and harsh immigration policies have increasingly criminalized Asian and Pacific Islanders (APIs) and other communities of color.