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Mexico border arrests drop sharply under trump, new figures show

US border arrests plummet to lowest level since 1971 amid Donald Trump's hardline immigration stance

End of the year reports are beginning to trickle in from law enforcement across a number of fields and that includes immigration and Border Patrol. The arrests were of immigration fugitives or those who illegally re-entered the country.

He said that number dropped dramatically because Trump has taken border security seriously.

Arrests by Border Patrol agents dropped to a 46-year low in the past fiscal year, even as detentions soared during President Trump's first months in office, the Department of Homeland Security reported Tuesday.

This morning, the heads of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) held a press conference to announce their final statistics for fiscal year 2017.

"Overall, removals are down because the border's under better control than it has been in 45 years", said Tom Homan, acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

During the same time period, the agency arrested more than 110,000 people, a 42 percent increase over the prior year.

"We're bankrolling criminal organizations, we're enticing more people into this country and it's a public safety threat", Homan said.

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- The Trump administration's crackdown on illegal immigration is producing big results as D.C., Maryland and Virginia have together seen thousands of people arrested.

President Donald Trump made building a wall on the southern USA border the centerpiece of his election campaign.

ICE said the number of "interior removals" - people who are apprehended away from the border - jumped 25 percent this year to 81,603.

Since Trump rolled back Barack Obama's instructions to only go after those with the worst criminal convictions, ICE has been able to launch sweeping initiatives in other parts of America, particularly in the sanctuary cities. That is a considerable decrease from previous year, presumably due to a reduction in the number attempted illegal crossings into the United States.

In February, the Trump administration overturned an Obama-era rule that required United States authorities to target only undocumented immigrants convicted of crimes or posing a threat to public safety. I suppose that's true, assuming you consider anyone who robs a liquor store "vulnerable" after the police are on their trail.

President Donald Trump has pledged to target illegal immigration, and build a wall on the southern border. This is likely a reaction to Trump's election and word getting around that enforcement is being taken more seriously. There. Now you have some good news to cheer you up.

In any event, I see too many people on social media these days talking about how, "everything's frightful".

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