Customs and Border Protection reported Tuesday that authorities have seen a dramatic increase in fentanyl because of USA demand as well as their ability to detect it. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Matthew Bourke said in a statement that the country's active crackdown and cheapness of the drug have contributed to the change. But U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, whose officers pick up people for deportation, made 143,470 arrests, an increase of 25 percent.
Administration officials say the decline in Border Patrol arrests to the lowest level since 1971 doesn't undercut justification for Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico.
But ICE also took into account in a press release announcing the numbers that there was a 40 percent jump in removals since President Donald Trump took office on January 20 when compared to the previous fiscal year.
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"The president made it clear in his executive orders: There's no population off the table", Thomas Homan, ICE's acting director, told reporters in Washington on Tuesday.
He also said those types of painkillers are going to make heroin and prescription opioids "look like child's play". ICE often takes custody of people at the border before deporting them; the sharp drop in Border Patrol arrests means fewer people to remove.
But, ICE arrests between January and September rose by a staggering 42 percent compared to the previous year, with the agency putting almost 111,000 people behind the bars. And removals resulting from an agency arrest went up 37 percent since January 20, ICE said. And they were up 37 percent after Trump's inauguration compared to the same period a year earlier.