Mexico border arrests drop sharply under Trump

Mexico mapThe Department of Homeland Security reports that arrests of people trying to sneak across the US-Mexico border have dropped to their lowest levels in 46 years. The Washington Post reports that “During the government’s 2017 fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30, U.S. border agents made 310,531 arrests, a decline of 24 percent from the previous year and the fewest overall since 1971.” While the drop may be credited to President Trump’s tough talk about beefing up border security, in May the number of border arrests started climbing again. Meanwhile, the number of arrests of undocumented immigrants has risen 42 percent in the past year, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Read more about the numbers at The Washington Post.

Peruvian woman can be deported from U.S. for voting illegally: court

The case involving Margarita Del Pilar Fitzpatrick, a legal permanent resident who arrived in the United States in 2002 and has three naturalized children, comes amid a debate over President Donald Trump’s claims of widespread voter fraud, including millions of ballots from illegal immigrants. The

Source: Peruvian woman can be deported from U.S. for voting illegally: court

Immigrant covered by Obama program arrested Daniel Ramirez Medina, a 23-year-old with no criminal record, was arrested in Seattle in the latest immigration crackdown. ‘Dreamer’ dilemma »

By Daniel Levine and Kristina Cooke SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – U.S. authorities have arrested an immigrant from Mexico who was brought to the United States illegally as a child and later given a work permit during the Obama administration in what could be the first detention of its kind under President

Source: Immigrant covered by Obama program arrested Daniel Ramirez Medina, a 23-year-old with no criminal record, was arrested in Seattle in the latest immigration crackdown. ‘Dreamer’ dilemma »