United States border arrests at lowest since 1971 - Trump administration

A U.S. Border Patrol officer stands near prototypes of President Trump's proposed border wall in San Diego

From the beginning of the Trump Administration in January through the rest of the fiscal year, which ended on September 30, ICE says Enforcement and Removal Operations arrests increased 40 percent.

But while arrests of people living illegally in the United States were up, deportations dipped by 6% from the previous year to a total of 226,119. And the increase is 37 percent after Trump's inauguration compared to the same period the year before.

The dramatic shift in arrests of undocumented immigrants from the Southwest border to the interior of the nation continues to be a prominent feature of the Trump presidency.

ICE reports 92 percent of people the agency administratively arrested between January 20 and the end of FY2017, had a criminal conviction or a pending criminal charge, were an ICE fugitive or were an illegal re-entrant.

The newly released data provides the most comprehensive look yet at how immigration enforcement is changing under the Trump administration.

Administration officials say the decline in Border Patrol arrests to the lowest level since 1971 doesn't undercut justification for Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico.

Border Patrol, which oversees the United States borders with Mexico and Canada, said it had arrested 310,531 people nationwide - a decrease of about 25% in total arrests.

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"Overall, removals are down because the border's under better control than it has been in 45 years", said Tom Homan, acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Homan called on Congress to give his officers more resources to do their jobs and to "address misguided loopholes" that make their jobs harder. As president, he has signed a series of travel bans aimed at curtailing who can enter the country, pushed to overhaul the legal immigration system and tried to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to share information about illegal immigrants with federal authorities.

Officials say that despite the decline, border arrests did increase every month since May, which were mostly families and unaccompanied children.

About 58 percent of Border Patrol arrests were people from countries other than Mexico - up from 54 percent a year earlier - largely from Central America. Starting around 2011, large numbers from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras began entering the country in South Texas, which replaced Arizona as the busiest corridor for illegal crossings. During the fiscal year, which included the Obama administration's final months, border authorities stopped people travelling as families 104,997 times on the Mexican border and unaccompanied children 48,681 times.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Tuesday also published its end-of-year drug seizure totals.

Customs officers at airports, land crossings and seaports also denied entry to 216,370 people, a almost 25 percent decline from 2016.

The overwhelming majority of border arrests - 303,916 - happened along the south-western border.

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