According to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), in the first 100 days since President Trump signed his Executive Orders (EOs) regarding immigration enforcement priorities, ICE has arrested more than 41,000 individuals who are either known or suspected of being in the country illegally.
That’s 37.6% more than the comparable period in 2016.
Between January 22 and April 29, 2017, ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) deportation officers administratively arrested 41,318 individuals on civil immigration charges. Between January 24 and April 30, 2016, ERO arrested 30,028.
ICE Acting Director Thomas Homan stated:
These statistics reflect President Trump’s commitment to enforce our immigration laws fairly and across the board. 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. However, when we encounter others who are in the country unlawfully, we will execute our sworn duty and enforce the law. 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.
Roughly 75% of those arrested during this period in 2017 were convicted criminals; arrests of aliens at-large in the community skyrocketed 8,381 last year to 12,766 arrests this year.
During Trump’s first 100 days, ICE has been averaging 400 arrests per day.
Last week, ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations announced they had arrested 1,095 confirmed gang members and associates.
In April, The Daily Wire reported that border crossings have declined by a whopping 93% since December due to the threat of deportation deterring people from crossing the border illegally.
Enforcing immigration law may cause left-wing outlets like Mother Jones to hyperventilate, but it turns out that properly enforcing immigration laws has helped stem the tide of illegal immigration, which in turn will help America's communities be safer and maintain the country's sovereignty.