Immigration and Customs Enforcement under President Donald Trump has ratcheted arrests to the point that 21,000 illegals have been detained by authorities in the first few weeks of the new administration, President Donald Trump has cracked down on illegals in the United States, as he promised during his campaign.
ICE provided the stats to the Washington Post showing how arrests of illegals rose 32.6 percent during the first few weeks of Trump’s take-over of the White House.
Breitbart tells more:
“Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 21,362 illegal aliens from January 20 through March 13, an increase of 5,258 from the same period in 2016.
“Nearly 75 percent of those arrested, a total of 17,921, are criminal illegal aliens. The number of non-criminal illegal aliens arrested has more than doubled.
“A spokeswoman for ICE said that the focus remains primarily on those who are a danger to the security of U.S., anyone who is in the U.S. illegally can face deportation.
“‘ … As [Homeland Security] Secretary [John F.] Kelly has made clear, ICE will no longer exempt classes or categories of removable aliens from potential enforcement,’ spokeswoman Jennifer Elzea said in a statement.
“The total number of illegal aliens who have been deported, not just arrested, is down by 1.2 percent compared to the same period last year. Eleza explained it takes time to move forward with deportation proceedings after arresting an illegal alien. Overall, the total number arrested increased by 15 percent compared to the same period last year.
“Since President Trump took office on January 20, the apprehension of illegal aliens attempting to enter the United States has decreased by 61 percent, as reported by Breitbart Texas.”
EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on The Geller Report.