View Full Version : Immigration arrests climb 38 percent under Trump

Captain Pancakes
05-17-2017, 09:28 AM
Arrests of illegal immigrants by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has jumped 38 percent in the 100 days since President Trump signed his controversial immigration enforcement executive orders, ICE said Wednesday.

ICE arrested more than 41,000 illegal immigrants between late January and the end of April, ICE said.

Acting ICE director Thomas Homan said in a statement that the arrests are the result of Trump's "commitment to enforce our immigration laws fairly and across the board."

Of those arrested, ICE said nearly 75 percent were convicted criminals.