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First 3 months of 2017 sees huge uptick in ICE immigration arrests of non-criminals




File: In this handout provided by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, foreign nationals were arrested this week during a targeted enforcement operation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) aimed at immigration fugitives, re-entrants and at-large criminal aliens Feb. 9, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.
File: In this handout provided by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, foreign nationals were arrested this week during a targeted enforcement operation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) aimed at immigration fugitives, re-entrants and at-large criminal aliens Feb. 9, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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New numbers are out on activity to deport people here without authorization.

They show that in the first three months of the Trump Administration, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 21,362 immigrants, mostly convicted criminals.

That’s a little over 5,000 more arrests from the same time last year and the numbers continue to increase for people with no criminal records.

It’s something Washington Post’s immigration reporter, Maria Sacchetti has been looking into. She joined A Martinez to talk about the numbers and what they mean.

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