US: More immigrants arrested, fewer deported under Trump
SANTA ANA, Calif. — The number of people arrested by immigration agents in the early months of the Trump administration increased dramatically and is up nearly 40 percent compared to last year.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) says agents arrested 41,300 immigrants suspected of being in the country illegally during a 100-day period from Jan. 22 to April 29.
The agency said Wednesday that 30,000 immigrants were arrested in a comparable period in 2016. Most of those arrested had criminal convictions but one in four arrested immigrants did not, which means that the figures for the latter group more than doubled from last year.
However, the number of people deported from the U.S. has declined under President Donald Trump, even though on January 25 he signed executive orders to boost deportations.