Border Arrests Have Fallen Since Trump Took Office

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While arrests on the border have dropped, the number of deportation arrests made by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has increased, The Associated Press reported Tuesday.

In the last fiscal year, the U.S. Border Patrol arrested 310,531 individuals, compared to 415,816 in the year prior, the report said.

ICE, however, arrested 143,470 individuals, which is an increase from the 114,434 arrests made in the previous year.

The numbers reported by AP come amid the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown. Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsWhite House calls on Congress to secure borders after verdict in Steinle case Trump’s Russian winter grows colder with Flynn plea deal Justice Department considering federal charges in Steinle case MORE earlier this year directed his prosecutors to crack down on immigrants in the country illegally who commit crimes.



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