ICE Arrests Up In 2017, Houston Has Second Highest Rate

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency has seen an arrest increase of 30% from 2016

Arrests by Immigration and Customs Enforcement are up more than 40 percent since January.

After years of decline, the number of arrests made by ICE agents climbed to a three-year high in fiscal 2017, that’s according to data from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.

ICE made a total of 143,000 arrests in fiscal 2017, a 30% rise from fiscal 2016.

The surge began after President Trump took office in late January, according to a report by the Pew Research Center.

Dallas had the most ICE arrests last year with just over 16,000 arrests; followed by Houston and Atlanta – both seeing over 13,000 arrests each in 2017.