The U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement reported on Wednesday that arrests were up 38% from the year before. During Trump’s first 100 days in office ICE has arrested 41,318 immigrants. ICE claims that more than 75% of those arrested have criminal records.
The sharpest increase in arrests was among immigrants who have never been convicted of a crime. According to ICE, in 2016 non-criminal arrest were 4,200 and increased to nearly 11,000. The acting ICE director Thomas Homan spoke with the press and stated that non-criminal arrests and removals would increase this year. Homan said, ‘That’s enforcing the law on the books’.