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June 12, 2018

New Data Shows Obama Still Ahead of Trump in ICE Arrests (Trump Still Winning at Cruelty)
By Jorge Rivas

ICE arrests rose immediately after Donald Trump took office, but a closer look at data shows that immigration enforcement is actually down. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests are at roughly half the levels they were five years ago when President Obama was in office, according to a report released on Tuesday by The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, a non-partisan data gathering group at Syracuse University. ICE arrests under the Trump administration are still way below those under President Obama. According to government data analyzed by TRAC, ICE averaged 13,318 arrests per month between February and September 2017. In the 2011 fiscal year, ICE averaged 26,841 arrests per month. Between 2008 and 2012, ICE monthly arrests averaged 25,473 per month, according to TRAC. ICE arrests “also appear to have stabilized and are no longer increasing,” according to the TRAC report.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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