ICE Arrests Skyrocket Thanks to Trump's Immigration Executive Orders

Leah Barkoukis
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Posted: May 17, 2017 3:10 PM
ICE Arrests Skyrocket Thanks to Trump's Immigration Executive Orders

President Trump’s tough stance on illegal immigration has paid off, according to new figures released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

ICE arrests and deportations have dramatically increased during Trump’s first 100 days in office, with the agency reporting more than 41,000 arrests of individuals known or suspected to be in the country illegally. This is a 37.6 percent increase over the same period last year.

“These statistics reflect President Trump’s commitment to enforce our immigration laws fairly and across the board," ICE acting director Thomas Homan said.

"ICE agents and officers have been given clear direction to focus on threats to public safety and national security, which has resulted in a substantial increase in the arrest of convicted criminal aliens," he continued in the statement.

The figures show Trump is following through on his promise to crack down on criminal illegal aliens.

Roughly 75 percent of the individuals arrested were “convicted criminals, with offenses ranging from homicide and assault to sexual abuse and drug-related charges.”

"As the data demonstrates, ICE continues to execute our mission professionally and in accordance with the law, and our communities will be much safer for it,” Homan said.

President Trump’s executive orders related to immigration enforcement has resulted in more than 400 arrests per day, the agency reports.