WASHINGTON—The Trump administration ramped up arrests of people suspected of being in the U.S. illegally in 2017, but the number of deportations fell below even the lowest level recorded during the Obama administration, the government said Tuesday.
That is partly because the number of people caught crossing the border illegally plummeted to the lowest level since 1971, meaning there were fewer people to deport, the government said. Another factor: undocumented immigrants arrested inside the U.S. were caught in a growing backlog…
Advertisement - continue reading article below.
Continue reading full article here: https://www.wsj.com/articles/under-trump-deportations-drop-as-fewer-attempt-illegal-border-crossing-1512483034