Increase in Arrests of Immigrants, Especially Non-Criminals, During Trump’s First Year as President

In his first year in office, President Donald Trump’s administration’s arrests of immigrants — especially those without criminal convictions — were up substantially, but actual deportations lagged behind his predecessor, according to statistics released Friday.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents detain an immigrant on Oct. 14, 2015 in Los Angeles. (Credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

The jump corresponds to Trump’s central pledge to crack down on illegal immigration, at...

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