Rise in undocumented immigrant arrests

In the 100 days since President Donald Trump signed an executive order to improve how the Department of Homeland Security enforces immigration laws, the arrests of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. have jumped to 38% — compared to the same time period last year — according to new data released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The same data also shows that the biggest increase in arrests involved undocumented immigrants with no criminal history — rising to 156%, compared to last year.

Under then President Barack Obama, undocumented immigrants had to be convicted of a felony or several misdemeanors to be considered a priority for deportation.

But Trump’s January 25 executive order broadens that pool. Undocumented immigrants need not be convicted to become a priority for deportation — they just need to be arrested for a crime.

For undocumented immigrants who have already been arrested, ICE tells them they will get their day in court, and be able to fight back against their deportation.

The agency says despite their undocumented status, they will receive due process afforded to them under the law.



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  • Mario
    19 May 2017 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    Bush deported 2M, Obama deported 3 Million in 8yrs equivalent to 1027 deported everyday.Trump deported less than 5K in 120 days.Obama ICE is more efficient than Trump ICE. Border Wall continued the construction, using Obama remaining budget, which resulted to 73% decrease on entry of illegal alien.Trump border guard are doing a great job, yet they are hiring 10K guards and DOJ hiring 200 deportation lawyers. Trump budget will be submitted for approval this coming October.

  • h
    20 May 2017 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    President Trump, lets deport more a day. This people don’t belong here in America, deport them all.