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Arrests on civil immigration charges are up 38% in 100 days since Trump’s executive order

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Originally published by LA Times

Federal immigration agents have arrested more than 40,000 people sincePresident Trump signed executive orders expanding the scope of deportation priorities in January, a 38% increase over the same period last year.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement acting Director Thomas Homan said Wednesday that Trump has “opened the aperture” of charges that immigration agents are permitted to prosecute, a departure fromObama administration priorities which targeted immigrants in the country illegally who have serious criminal convictions.

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