Since President Trump signed an Executive Order in January to step up immigration arrests, ICE has managed to achieve an almost 40% jump in arrests of illegal migrants in just 3 months. Every single day, around 400 people are being picked up for arrest by ICE around the country.
When this is taken in conjunction with the fact that illegal border crossings are actually down over 60% since Trump won the election, we can begin to see that his hardline rhetoric and firm actions are really having a positive effect on the illegal immigration issue.
Whilst ICE has been tasked with specifically removing aliens who have committed crimes, they state that if they come across ANYONE in the country illegally, they will not exempt them.
As reported in the Daily Caller:
Immigration arrests climbed yet again in April as federal agents continued to track down both criminal and non-criminal aliens in far greater numbers over the first 100 days of the Trump administration than they did under former President Obama a year ago.
ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) deportation officers administratively arrested 41,318 illegal aliens on civil immigration charges between Jan. 22 and April 29, according to agency data released Wednesday. That was a 38 percent jump over the 30,028 arrests made in the same time period in 2016, the final year of the Obama administration.
ICE says it has averaged about 400 arrests per day since President Trump in January signed executive orders authorizing stepped up immigration enforcement.