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ICE Arrests Up Nearly 40 Percent in Trump's First 100 Days

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By    |   Wednesday, 17 May 2017 01:50 PM

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested more than 41,000 illegal immigrants in President Donald Trump's first 100 days, a 38 percent increase over the same period in 2016, the agency reported.

"These statistics reflect President Trump's commitment to enforce our immigration laws fairly and across the board," ICE Acting Director Thomas Homan said in the release.

"ICE agents and officers have been given clear direction to focus on threats to public safety and national security, which has resulted in a substantial increase in the arrest of convicted criminal aliens," Homan said.

Nearly 75 percent of those 41,000 arrested were convicted criminals, including two MS-13 gang members, ICE reported.

Non-criminal arrests also increased by more than double since 2016; ICE arrested almost 11,000 aliens in the country illegally in Trump's first 100 days compared to just 4,000 last year, the agency said.

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested more than 41,000 illegal immigrants in President Donald Trump's first 100 days, a 38 percent increase over the same period in 2016, the agency reported.
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