True to his word, arrests of illegal immigrants are rising sharply under Trump

Arrests have increased about 43 percent nationwide since President Donald Trump took office after promising a tough crackdown on illegal immigration.

ICE’s acting director, Thomas Homan, has said that “there was no population off the table,” and the width and breadth of ICE detentions have proved he’s keeping his word.

As recently as January, ICE efforts were primarily focused on removing immigrants who were convicted of crimes. More recently, people who fled violence and who are awaiting the outcome of asylum cases have been detained.