The number of immigrants with no criminal records arrested has more than doubled under President Donald Trump.
Immigrations and Customs Enforcement made 21,362 arrests from January to mid-March, representing a rise of roughly one-third compared to 16,104 during the same period last year, The Washington Post reported.
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The number of non-criminals arrested doubled to 5,441, suggesting Mr Trump’s administration is enforcing immigration laws more aggressively than the previous administration.
“As [Homeland Security] Secretary [John F] Kelly has made clear, ICE will no longer exempt classes or categories of removable aliens from potential enforcement,” ICE spokeswoman Jennifer Elzea said in a statement.
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Mr Trump previously issued executive orders putting all undocumented immigrants at risk of deportation, but told CBS News’ 60 Minutes he would focus on criminals before deciding what to do with undocumented immigrants, who he described as “terrific people”.
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