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Immigration arrests rise sharply as a Trump mandate is carried out

Federal authorities noted that a majority of those arrested were still people with criminal records

Caitlin Dickerson | NYT 

Immigration arrests shot up 38 percent in the first three months of the Trump administration compared with the same period last year, according to figures released Wednesday, one of the first clear indications that the president’s hard-line policies are being carried out on a grand scale. While President Trump’s more attention-grabbing ideas have been blocked or stalled, like building a border wall and temporarily stopping travel from some Muslim-majority countries, the statistics released by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement suggested that the more ...

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First Published: Thu, May 18 2017. 12:30 IST