The new numbers point to the Trump administration’s focus on enforcement of immigration laws. (Source: CNN/ICE)
(CNN) – From Inauguration Day to mid-March, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) removal authorities have made more than 21,000 arrests of undocumented immigrants.
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That number includes 5,400 non-criminals. In all, it equates to a rise of roughly one-third. The arrests by ICE trail the number under former President Barack Obama in that same block of time in 2014.
However, they are now coming at a faster pace compared to Obama’s final two years in office.
The new numbers point to the Trump administration’s focus on enforcement of immigration laws. Officials now have more authority to go after a wider group of undocumented immigrants.
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