By Kyle James   |  02-23-2018   News
Photo credit: Charles Reed | U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

New figures released Friday show that more illegal immigrants are being deported without criminal backgrounds than before confirming the Trump administrations commitment to cast a wider net.

ICE figures show 65 percent of arrests from October to December were criminals compared to 82 percent during the final three months of Obama's presidency. When looking at that statistic it may seem the Trump administration is deporting fewer than Obama's did.

Take a look at the same report another way, arrests of criminals jumped 14 percent to 25,626 from 22,484, but arrests of non-criminals nearly tripled from 4,918 to 13,548.

Overall, the total number of arrests by immigration authorities has nearly doubled from 27,402 during the final full three months of the Obama administration to 39,174 arrests under Trump between October and December.

According to ICE, the most common crimes were driving under the influence, drugs, and immigration violations.

The Trump administration said people with criminal histories remain a priority, but no one in the country illegally is exempt from that category since just entering the country illegally is a felony.

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Anonymous No. 19220 1519468334

Actually IF they are here in violation of US Federal Law, then they are being deported for being here criminally.

Anonymous No. 19292 1519529306

Yeah go ahead and move across Canada's/Mexico's border and try to live there and get a job and vote in their elections without getting sent back, and that's if you're lucky you're not in some shitter behind bars.

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