NEW YORK, Dec. 27 (Xinhua) — Authorities have made nearly 150,000 arrests of illegal immigrants in the United States this year, according to a latest report.
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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in its annual report that it has made 143,470 administrative arrests in fiscal year 2017, increasing 30 percent year-on-year.
An administrative arrest is the arrest of an alien for a civil violation of the immigration laws, which is subsequently adjudicated by an immigration judge or through other administrative processes.
Of the total arrests, 110,568 occurred after Jan. 20, which is a 42 percent increase over the same time period last year, according to the report.
U.S. President Donald Trump took the oath of office on Jan. 20
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