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U.S. deportations down in 2017 but immigration arrests up - Reuters

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December 20, 2017  |  Reuters  |  Link to article

"ICE officers arrested far more undocumented immigrants in the months after President Donald Trump took office than in the same period last year. Between Jan. 20 and Sept. 30, the agency arrested nearly 111,000 people, a 42 percent increase over the prior year...

One reason for the decrease in deportations was that fewer people appeared to be trying to cross U.S. borders illegally. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reported approximately 311,000 apprehensions in the 2017 fiscal year and 216,000 people trying to enter at official ports of entry despite being inadmissible. That was down 23.7 percent from the previous year." - Reuters

"Trump has asked Congress to fund 10,000 more ICE officers and an additional 5,000 Border Patrol agents to meet expanded enforcement goals. [The December 5th] data release provides the clearest look at how the Trump administration is tightening immigration far beyond the border." - The Washington Post

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