Immigrant Deportations Rose by 13 Percent in Last Year

The Trump administration increased deportations by about 13 percent over the last year, federal authorities said Friday. More than 256,000 people were deported in 2018. Of those arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, about 90 percent were criminals, according to the Trump administration. However, more than 76,000 of the immigrants identified as criminals by ICE were only accused or convicted of traffic offenses, and 5,571 of the people arrested at the border and then deported were unaccompanied immigrant children. ICE also arrested more than 158,000 immigrants living in the country illegally, an 11 percent increase over a year ago.