The number of lawyers being arrested and charged with frivolous lawsuits has increased by over 200% since the Trump administration took office, according to a report by the National Lawyer Association.
“This is a serious problem, and I’m afraid it’s going to be a long time before it’s resolved,” said Sarah Stemm, the association’s president.
According to the association, there are currently about 4,500 lawyers working in the U.S. illegally, and a number of these cases are being investigated by immigration and criminal justice departments.
The report notes that the U,S.
attorney in Los Angeles is responsible for prosecuting more than 4,200 criminal cases each year, while the U of Alabama and U of Georgia are responsible for about 700 and 650 cases each, respectively.
The numbers come as Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have begun cracking down on lawyers who are doing their job for the people, the report said.
In June, Sessions announced the Justice Department will charge more than 100 attorneys with “unlawful activity,” including representing defendants in immigration proceedings.
In September, the department announced it was targeting at least 30 attorneys for “unwarranted prosecution.”
The Department of Justice did not immediately respond to a request for comment on this article.
The number and severity of the cases has increased since Trump took office.
According of the National Immigration Law Center, in June 2017 there were 6,000 criminal cases pending against attorneys in the United States.
That number had risen to 14,000 by December, and by June 2018, the number was still at more than 14,400.
In 2018, there were 4,900 pending criminal cases in the Justice and State departments, which was a 7.7% increase from May.
The ACLU also reported on the spike in cases this year, with the group saying that since January 20, 2017, more than 5,000 lawyers have been arrested.
The Justice Department’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement office, which has been cracking down against lawyers, is now focusing on the attorneys who are representing immigrants, as well as undocumented immigrants, according the report.
In addition, there have been hundreds of arrests made on immigrants, especially those who are undocumented.
As the attorney’s union and the Trump White House have accused them of engaging in “fraudulent practice,” the attorney community has been pushing back against the new crackdowns, including the formation of the Lawyer’s Committee, which is a joint effort of law firms and immigrant advocates.
As of September, more that 20,000 attorneys were represented by the Lawyers Committee, the group’s founder, Maria Torres-Garcia, told The New York Times.
Torres-Gaarcia added that there were more than 2,000 people who had already registered with the committee, which provides free legal advice to undocumented immigrants.
In August, the Immigration Policy Center released a report titled “Defining the Right to Immigration: The Defining Issue of Impeachment.”
The report concluded that the Trump Justice Department is using “legalism” to push forward with its crackdowns.
“Trump’s Justice Department has already arrested more than 200 attorneys, including those who represent immigrants,” the report stated.
“Immigration lawyers are often targeted by the Trump Administration’s efforts to shut down legal immigration, to limit legal immigration and to prosecute immigration crimes.”
As of October, the Justice Dept. had filed more than 1,400 lawsuits against immigration lawyers, the ACLU said, while more than 400 of these were brought against the U., S., D., and E. The U. of A. was the most active jurisdiction in filing lawsuits, with more than 8,700 cases pending.
The New American reported that at least seven attorneys have been charged with felony violations of immigration law.