TRAC (Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University) report provides a brief introduction to its immigration data and tools, for both those who are new to TRAC’s work, and its more experienced users.

The report summarizes the role that each of the following agencies play in the US immigration system: Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and the agency responsible for managing the Immigration Courts (the Executive Office for Immigration Review, or EOIR). It also explains the basics of how deportation works, including arrested, detention, the removal proceedings process, and deportation. Equipped with this understanding, one can more easily identify which of TRAC’s immigration data tools fits their needs. To read the full report, go to: