Immigration Arrests Soar to More than 400 Daily

In President Trump’s first 100 days in office, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested 41,318 immigrants, up 37.6 percent over last year. Almost 3 out of 4 arrestees have criminal records, including gang members and fugitives wanted for murder. The biggest increase by far is among immigrants with no criminal records.

America’s Real Gang Threat is Domestic, ICE Figures Prove

The Trump Administration’s official narrative that illegal immigrants pose a crime threat to the U.S. was undermined last week by figures released from Project New Dawn, ICE’s nationwide sweep of gang members. Nearly 70 percent of the more than 1,300 arrested were US citizens—and just 104 allegedly belonged to MS-13, the El-Salvador-based group that has been the focus of Washington rhetoric.

Sex Abuse and Homeland Security

Homeland Security chief John Kelly says the crackdown at the U.S.-Mexico border will deter vulnerable women from making the dangerous trip north. But if he wants to prevent sexual abuse of immigrants, he should look closer to home—at the actions of his own border agents, says an immigration expert.