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Deportation Arrests: Barack Administration and Border Crossers

deportation arrests: The move is the latest effort to scrap immigration policies created in the final two years of Barack Obama's administration, according to Metro News. Shortly after Trump took office, rules that generally limited deportations to convicted criminals, public safety threats and recent border crossers were lifted, making anyone in the country illegally vulnerable. The new policy, which took effect in December but wasn't announced until Thursday, gives no blanket special consideration to pregnancy, though the agency says each case will be reviewed individually and women in their third trimester will generally be released. Deportation arrests have spiked more than 40 per cent under Trump's watch. All across our enforcement portfolio, we're no longer exempting any individual from being subject to the law, said Philip Miller, deputy executive associate director of ICE's enforcement and removal operations. Administration officials said new rules on pregnant women aligned with the president's executive orders last year for heightened immigration enforcement. ( As reported in the news.