US Sees More Arrests, Less Deportations Under Trump

Posted May 19, 2017

ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) deportation officers administratively arrested 41,318 illegal aliens on civil immigration charges between January 22 and April 29, according to agency data released Wednesday.

But ICE officials say there should be no delineation between criminals and non-criminals, despite Trump's executive order giving clear "priority" to "aliens convicted of any criminal offense", when it comes to undocumented immigrants.

Almost 75 percent of the people arrested this year are convicted criminals, with offenses ranging from homicide and assault to sexual abuse and drug-related charges, ICE said.

Data released on Wednesday confirms the heartbreaking stories we are reading everywhere are not isolated instances - a 158 percent increase in arrests of immigrants with no criminal history when compared to the same time period past year.

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Atulkumar Babubhai Patel, 58, was briefly held by federal immigration authorities at the Atlanta City Detention Center before he was brought to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he died Tuesday.

Since Magana-Gonzalez's arrest, his case has been accepted for prosecution by the US attorney's office, and he will face federal criminal charges for felony re-entry after deportation.

According to reporting from USA Today, 92% of people arrested by ICE during Obama's final year in office had criminal records.

Homan told reporters that simply entering the United States illegally constitutes a criminal act.

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In recent years, many US law enforcement agencies have begun to require their officers to wear body cameras when conducting arrests or interacting with the community, in order to increase accountability and improve public trust.

"When a federal judge makes a decision and issues an order". As a result, honest and hardworking people who came to America as children with their parents are now considered as much a priority for deportation as individuals with extremely serious criminal records.

While other states have not yet issued similar guidance, Healey said she has been in contact with other attorneys general on Trump's immigration policies and the impact they are having on state residents.

LOS ANGELES An hour before dawn on May 11, a team of 10 officers for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) began assembling outside a coffee shop in the Southern California beach community of San Clemente.

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In his last two years in office, Obama curtailed deportations somewhat and emphasized that ICE should try to spare law-abiding residents and those with USA -born children. ICE deportation officers arrested about 30,000 people in roughly the same period in 2016. They rose 5 percent in and around Los Angeles and dropped slightly in the San Francisco area.