Immigration arrests spike in Seattle and Northwest under Trump


Immigration arrests spike in Seattle and Northwest under Trump
  1. Immigration arrests spike in Seattle and Northwest under Trump
    kuow.org
    President Donald Trump is following through on his promise to crack down on illegal immigration. Officials with Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Wednesday announced a huge spike in the number of people arrested in the…
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President Donald Trump is following through on his promise to crack down on illegal immigration.

Officials with Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Wednesday announced a huge spike in the number of people arrested in the Northwest.

During the first 100 days of this year, agents with ICE's field office in Seattle arrested 1,070 people in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska — a 33 percent increase over the same time period last year.

The number of people arrested with no criminal history rose by more than 360 percent.

ICE spokesperson Rose Richeson attributes the spike to new federal policy.

"We've still been given clear direction to focus on threats to public safety, national security and convicted criminal aliens," Richeson said.

"But all of those in violation of immigration laws may now be subject to immigration arrest, detention, even sometimes removal if found removable by a final order from an immigration j…

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