Report: Immigration arrests surge 40% under Trump

Source: BBC [UK state media]

“US arrests of suspected illegal immigrants rose by 38% in the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency, according to government data. Detentions by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency jumped to 41,318 between January 22 of this year and the end of April. That was up from 30,028 arrests in about the same period last year. The dragnet follows presidential orders widening the scope of who can be targeted for immigration violations. Almost two-thirds of those arrested this year had criminal convictions, said ICE. But more than half the increase in arrests was of immigrants who had committed no crime other than being in the US without permission.” (05/18/17)