Arrests of Immigrants With No Criminal Record Double Under Trump


The number of arrests of undocumented immigrants without criminal records has doubled in the first weeks of Donald Trump's presidency, CNN reports.

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As many as 5,441 non-criminal immigrants have been apprehended under Trump, which is twice the amount arrested in both 2015 and 2016.

The number does, however, closely match arrests in 2014, when the Obama administration apprehended a total 7,483 non-criminal immigrants.

The overall number of immigrants arrested, with or without a criminal record, has also risen by roughly one-third.

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have made a total of 21,362 arrests from January 20 to March 13.