President Trump’s first few months can be defined by so many things, so it’s not surprising that his strong stance on illegal immigration, even when its this successful, could have been missed.
In the first few weeks of the Trump administration, U.S. Immigration and Customers Enforcement (ICE) made more than 21,000 arrests.
To make matters even better, The Washington Post reported that from January 20 to mid-March, arrested jumped 32% from the same period a year ago under Obama, when there were only 16,000 arrests.
- The report stated that most of the arrests were convicted criminals.
- ICE detainers (requests to local authorities to hold illegal criminals) are up 75% to more than 22,000.
According to DHS Secretary John Kelly, ICE have been instructed to deport on a wider spectrum. As an example, he said ICE agents may move to deport an individual with multiple DUI offenses. He said in the past, those individuals would have been “unlikely” to be deported.
“The law deports people. Secretary Kelly doesn’t. ICE doesn’t. It’s the United States criminal justice system that deports people,” he said.
Report: Arrests of illegal immigrants jumped 32% in Trump's first months https://t.co/tAKVUkrXUs
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God Bless President Trump, Police and our ICE agents! This is what our country needs.