The area with the largest increase in arrests of migrants with no criminal record was Miami, which includes Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
Several studies have recently come to light confirming that the Donald Trump administration is committed to deporting migrants, even if they have no criminal record.
So it is becoming more common than Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service (ICE) arrest foreigners just for their physical appearance. But what are the states where these activities occur the most?
According to an analysis of Telemundo, from the beginning of the President’s Government Donald trump, arrests of immigrants with criminal records decreased by 13%. In comparison, arrests of migrants with no criminal record increased by 35%.
ICE divides its operations into 24 areas and in the past two years, arrests of migrants with no criminal record have increased in 18 of those offices.
The area with the largest increase in arrests of migrants with no criminal record was Miami, which includes Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
According to the organization United We Dream, assured that in Florida migrants are detained in public areas only for their appearance. Others are arrested for violence or caught by the police for driving without a license without driving.
“The president said that everyone in this country, regardless of their personal history, would be targeted for immigration law enforcement. The numbers reflect that ”, he assured Guillermo Cantor, director of the American Immigration Council.
It should be noted that of the 318 thousand 570 crimes for which the 92 thousand 108 migrants were convicted, 28% were for traffic offenses. 15% were for illegally entering the country.
Activists warned that such “crimes” do not represent the real criminals who are a danger to communities.
Areas where arrests of migrants with no criminal record increased
- Miami (Florida, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands) with 113% increase
- El Paso (West Texas, New Mexico) with 83%
- San Antonio (Central Texas) with 83%
- Salt Lake City (Utah, Idaho, Montana, Nevada) with 77%
- Dallas (North Texas, Oklahoma) with 58%
- Denver (Colorado, Wyoming) with 45%
- Houston (Southeast Texas) with 45%
- New York City (Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx and Duchess, Nassau, Putnam, Suffolk, Sullivan, Orange, Rockland, Ulster and Westchester counties) with 43%
- New Orleans (Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee) with 36%
- Detroit (Michigan, Ohio) with 33%
- Chicago (Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Missouri, Kentucky, Kansas) with 28%
However, there were also areas where this type of arrest decreased, as is the case of San Diego, San Francisco, Boston and Buffalo.