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The Southern District of Texas placed third when it came to hearing immigration cases involving illegal reentry in 2012.

More than 98 percent of illegal reentry offenders were imprisoned. The average sentence length was 19 months, which decreased from 2008 when it was 22 months.

Here are the top 5 districts hearing cases involving illegal reentry offenders:

District of Arizona ... 3,873
Western District of Texas ... 3,664
Southern District of Texas ... 3,387
District of New Mexico ... 1,907
Southern District of California ... 1,339

Source: The U.S. Sentencing Commission

Here is some more information about Victoria Division of the Southern District of Texas.