President Trump’s Administration has prioritized immigration by implementing executive orders that could go after every undocumented immigrant in the US.
Since President Trump has assumed office, there have been immigration raids enforced by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents assigned to regional offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, San Antonio and New York. The raids were part of a nationwide immigration roundup named Operation Cross Check, which accounts for a small portion of the 21,362 immigrants the Trump administration took into custody for deportation proceedings from January through mid-March. As a result, there has been a 32% increase in deportation arrests over the same period last year. Most have criminal records but many were not criminals.
Alarmingly, from Inauguration Day until this week, ICE removed 54,564 individuals, including 30,667 convicted criminals and 23,897 non-criminals, according to the data shared with CNN.