According to USA Today since President Trump signed the executive order to enhance immigration enforcement, the arrest of undocumented immigrants is up 38% during the same period in 2016, according to Immigration and customs enforcement. ICE Director Thomas Homan said his agency is focusing on undocumented immigrants with criminal records. But the data shows the biggest jump in arrests involved undocumented immigrants without criminal records, a 156% increase from last year.
The data shows that between January 22 and April 29, ICE arrested 10, 845 people whose immigration violations were the only marks on their record. That number is nearly triple the 4, 242 people arrested during the same period in Obama’s final year. Of all of the people arrested by ICE this year, nearly 75% had a criminal record, compared to 92% in Obama’s final year in office.