Report: Arrests of Illegal Aliens in Boston Increase by More than 50 Percent in 2017

Arrests of illegal aliens living in the Boston, Massachusetts area have increased by more than 50 percent, a new report reveals.

According to federal data analyzed by the Boston Globe, arrests of illegal aliens in the Boston area hiked up beyond 50 percent in Fiscal Year 2017, marking a new era of strict immigration enforcement under President Trump’s agenda of economic nationalism.

Agents with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency arrested nearly 3,000 illegal aliens in the Boston region in Fiscal Year 2017. Compare that to the 1,858 illegal aliens who were arrested the year before when former President Obama’s immigration enforcement was far more lax.

The bulk of the illegal alien arrests came from ICE’s increased enforcement that no longer only strives to deport illegal aliens who have committed crimes against American citizens.

For example, more than 1,100 of the illegal alien arrests were for foreign nationals who did not have a criminal history. The year before, only 343 illegal aliens without criminal backgrounds were arrested by ICE in the Boston area.

The ramped-up interior enforcement of immigration — wherein the Trump administration increased deportations of illegal aliens living across the U.S. by nearly 40 percent — has helped secure higher wages for America’s working and middle class.

For example, the strict immigration enforcement thus far has led to historic wage increases for American workers in the construction industry, the garment industry, for workers employed at small businesses, and black Americans.

A reduction in overall illegal and legal immigration would potentially mean even higher wages for American workers who would see less competition with cheaper, foreign workers and a less saturated labor market where there are more workers than there are U.S. jobs.

Overall, Trump’s ICE agency in the full Fiscal Year of 2017 deported 226,119 illegal aliens, including those caught at the southern border and those arrested and deported from the interior of the U.S. This is a slight decrease from the Fiscal Year 2016 deportations, when more than 240,000 illegal aliens were deported, but ICE officials say this is entirely because of the record decline in border-crossings under Trump.

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.

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