The Trump administration may be arresting more illegal immigrants — but is deporting them at a slower rate than the Obama administration did.
According to the most recent data provided to the Washington Examiner, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement made roughly 75,000 administration arrests of illegal immigrants from January to June 2017 — a near 40 percent uptick from the same period last year.
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An administrative arrest is not criminal in nature, but rather an arrest for an immigration violation.
Of those administrative arrests, ICE said roughly 55,300 were criminals — or 74 percent of the total.
Data shows that under former President Barack Obama, during the first half of 2016, of the roughly 55,000 administrative arrests made, 85 percent — or 47,000 — were criminal.
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