The Washington Post is claiming that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents have doubled the number of immigration arrests, particularly with noncriminals, under the Trump Administration. The Washington Post claims:
Arrests of immigrants with no criminal records more than doubled to 5,441, the clearest sign yet that President Trump has ditched his predecessor’s protective stance toward most of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.
16,104 immigrants were arrested last year from the period of January to mid-March and this year it rose to 21,362 arrests during the same period. Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly has made it known that exemption were no longer going to be made when it came to deporting illegal immigrants. The ICE field offices that have the largest number of total arrests, in alphabetical order, are: Atlanta, Dallas, and Houston. However, The Obama Administration had 29,238 immigrant arrests in 2014, which is strange given that both administrations have completely opposite views on immigration.
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