The number of people arrested in the great state of Georgia due to their immigration status has increased by 75%, thanks in part to initiatives by the Trump administration.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that between January 20 and April 29 of this year, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) made 4,246 in the Atlanta operations region, which includes North Carolina and South Carolina in addition to the entire peach state.
The number of arrests for the same time period in 2016 in the same region were 2,429.
The AJC also reports that the 2017 numbers exceed the national numbers – and their increase since Trump was sworn in. ICE arrests across the nation have risen 38% from January to April. 41,318 people have been arrested on immigration charges in 2017’s period while 30,028 were arrested in 2016.
It is worth noting that President Obama deported more immigrants than the presidents before him which means President Trump is taking the crackdowns to new heights. While apprehensions under is administration were fewer, a larger majority were deported after arrest.
Table 1. Immigration Enforcement Record, FY 1993-2016