Immigration activists hold a banner while protesting the GEO Group which is one of the nation's largest private prison companies and operator of multiple immigration detention centers.
Both men were detained by ICE officials in the last two months. Meanwhile, the increase in arrests of people with criminal convictions on their record was less than 20 percent (from 25,786 to 30,473). However, when we encounter others who are in the country unlawfully, we will execute our sworn duty and enforce the law.
Nationally, 41,318 individuals were arrested on civil violations of immigration law between January 22 and April 29; the number was 30,028 for a similar period past year.
The report came as the Trump administration seeks to promote its accomplishments despite a growing scandal over the firing of the Federal Bureau of Investigation director and the sharing of intelligence with Russian officials. "It is unfortunate that he basically is using the pain and destroying our families as a way by which to give red meat to his base".
Although the Trump administration has prioritized the apprehension and deportation of illegal aliens with criminal records, in the course of their enforcement activities, ICE agents as a matter of course arrest illegals whose only crime is entering the country illegally.
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Interestingly, the strict enforcement of the law saw 10,845 "non-criminal arrests" within that same time period, a 156% leap from last year's 4,242 arrests, USA Today noted.
In the first 100 days of Donald Trump's presidency, 41,318 undocumented immigrants have been arrested following the signing of executive orders that tighten border security and enhanced sanctuary crackdowns, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said in a report on Wednesday. Since illegal entry is a violation of our laws, these people are being processed for deportation in greater numbers than they were under the Obama administration, which often failed to enforce immigration law violations. She plans to take her youngest daughter, aged two, with her and leave her 10-year-old-son and eight-year-old daughter with her husband, who has permanent U.S. residency. "I understand that they want to fix everything, you know, but they are going after the wrong people". Homan said Trump instructed ICE to concentrate on public safety and national security.
A new report from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) shows that immigration arrests are up-particularly among people with no criminal records.
Immigration arrests doubled in the Miami and Dallas metro areas. This reflects an increase of 37.6 percent over the same period in 2016.
But there was also a huge surge in "non-criminal arrests", meaning immigration agents are detaining more and more people whose only crime is not having the right papers.