President Trump’s immigration policies are having their intended effect.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested more than 41,000 illegal immigrants through the first three months of Trump’s presidency, and nearly 75 percent of them — or 30,000 — are convicted criminals, according to the Department of Homeland Security.
The Department’s website features “100 Days of ICE,” which chronicles the increased immigration enforcement under Executive Orders signed by President Trump shortly after inauguration.
Between Jan. 22 and April 29, ICE arrested 41,318 individuals on civil immigration charges, an overall increase of about 37 percent over 2016 figures.
Almost 75 percent of those arrested had previous convictions for crimes like homicide, assault, sexual abuse, and drug activities.