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Ice Officers: Security Threats and Immigration Enforcement

ice officers: Officials at the agency commonly known as ICE praise Trump for putting teeth back into immigration enforcement, and they say their agency continues to prioritize national security threats and violent criminals, much as the Obama administration did, according to Toronto Star. But as ICE officers get wider latitude to determine whom they detain, the biggest jump in arrests has been of immigrants with no criminal convictions. And after he took office, arrests by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers surged 40 per cent. The agency made 37,734 noncriminal arrests in the government's 2017 fiscal year, more than twice the number in the previous year. Critics say ICE is increasingly grabbing at the lowest-hanging fruit of deportation-eligible immigrants to meet the president's unrealistic goals, replacing a targeted system with a scattershot approach aimed at boosting the agency's enforcement statistics.ICE has not carried out mass roundups or major workplace raids under Trump, but nearly every week brings a contentious new arrest. The category includes suspects facing possible charges as well as those without criminal records. ( As reported in the news.