The number of arrests on the U.S.-Mexico border plummeted in March to the lowest level in 17 years.
Businesses that use foreign workers, worried they’ll get singled out by federal agents during a visa review, are starting to explore the possibility of recruiting domestic labor.
Trump’s enforcement policies are affecting higher education with early signs suggesting foreign students are less likely to apply to U.S. colleges and universities. International students are, among other things, an important source of revenue for colleges, since typically they pay sticker price on tuition and fees.
ICE arrested 21,362 immigrants from January through mid-March, a 32 percent increase over the same period last year. That tally included 5,441 non-criminals, double the number arrested a year earlier.
The Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have all argued that the administration will target serious criminals first, but a steady stream of reports have shown otherwise.
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