Immigration arrests along the border fell to "record lows" while arrests of immigrants in the interior of the country increased by 25 percent compared to last year, according to the year-end statistics of the Department of National Security.
"There is no population outside the table," Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Thomas Homan said at a press conference at the headquarters of the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency in Washington on Tuesday. , DC. "If you're in the country illegally, we're looking for you."
In its report published Tuesday, CBP, which is the agency that mostly detains people within 100 miles of the border that surrounds the United States, made 310,531 arrests during the 2017 fiscal year that ended on March 30. September, a decrease of 25 percent the previous year.
ICE, which is dedicated to immigration operations within the country, made 143,470 administrative arrests of people or arrests of people who committed civil violations of the immigration law, an increase of 30 percent over the previous year. The report, which provides separate data for the 2017 fiscal year detention figures after President Donald Trump takes office, shows that the arrest of immigrants without a criminal conviction recorded by the ICE Deportation Operations branch increased sharply after 20 from January.
The CBP report reveals, in part, that the tough immigration rhetoric of the Trump administration likely helped dissuade newcomers from crossing the border into the United States. The ICE report seems to show an alarming approach to immigration enforcement that promises to stop all immigrants, including long-term residents.
At the press conference, Homan criticized critics for saying that ICE detained people indiscriminately, noting that "92 percent" of those arrested had a criminal conviction, a pending criminal charge, were an ICE fugitive or they were processed with a final order restored. However, taking a closer look at the data reveals two highlights in the ICE report:
Approximately one in four immigrants had no criminal convictions registered at the time of arrest.
According to the data, the ICE agency arrested 105,736 people with criminal convictions in the 2017 fiscal year, or 73.7 percent of the total arrests. But 37,734 people, or 26.3 percent of administrative arrests during fiscal year 2017, were non-criminal persons, or people without a criminal conviction registered at the time of arrest, according to ICE data. Of all the non-criminal arrests during the entire fiscal year, the Trump administration was responsible for 31,888 of those arrests.
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Thousands of Haitian immigrants who fled Haiti to Brazil after the earthquake of 2010 have appeared on the southern border of the USA. UU in recent years. Last year, Haitians began to leave after Brazil faced an economic slowdown triggered by "political unrest and falling commodity prices," reported the New Times of Miami. Once they reached the southern border of EE. UU., Some Haitians were arrested and sent back. Others were transferred to the ICE custody where they waited for the adjudication procedures.
Last year, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said his agency would begin sending Haitian immigrants to the country under the Temporary Protected Status program, which grants temporary work protection and authorization. for people who can not return to their countries, designations generally granted in increments of 18 months. But that did not happen when Hurricane Matthew, a Category 4 storm, killed 1,600 and inflicted billions of dollars worth of damage to Haiti. Now, the Trump administration quickly deported these immigrants along with other Haitian asylum seekers. At the same time, the administration could be on track to deport 59,000 Haitian TPS recipients to their country next year.