Trump's Continued Crackdown on Immigration / by Timothy Bakken


The Trump crackdown on immigration only continues to worsen. Not only are arrests of immigration up significantly from this time last year, but the number of arrests that were performed on people with no past criminal history or convictions has also increased dramatically. When ICE is in search of a certain person, while they do not call their raids "sweeps", they often end up picking up more people along the way who were not the initial targets. In addition, during the legal process of applying for U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent resident status, ICE will often be waiting at the courthouse to pick up immigrants who have been charged with minor crimes before they have had a fair trial. Is this a good use of taxpayer funds?  I don’t think so.