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Immigration Arrests Plunge At Border, Increase Elsewhere

Law360, New York (December 5, 2017, 8:45 PM EST) -- The location of immigration-related arrests shifted dramatically during the first fiscal year of President Donald Trump’s time in office, with arrests at the border plunging by 25 percent to a 46-year low while arrests within the country soared by 25 percent, according to federal statistics released Tuesday.

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents made 310,531 arrests during the fiscal year that ended on Sept. 30, down from 415,816 during the previous year, while U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers made 143,470 arrests, up from 114,434 during...
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