Florida saw a total of 6,192 arrests in the fiscal year of 2017, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center.
Although last year there were more ICE arrests in Dallas, Texas (with 16,520 arrests), their percentage increase rose just 71 percent, making it the second highest.
From the report:
Trump signed an executive order on Jan. 25 that expanded ICE's enforcement focus to most immigrants in the U.S. without authorization, regardless of whether they have a criminal record. Under President Barack Obama, by contrast, ICE focused its enforcement efforts more narrowly, such as by prioritizing the arrests of those convicted of serious crimes.report.
Despite the overall rise in arrests in 2017, ICE made about twice as many arrests in fiscal 2009, the year Obama came into office (297,898). This total generally declined in subsequent years.
Of those arrested, 92 percent had been convicted of a crime or had a pending criminal charge, were an ICE fugitive, or were processed with a reinstated final order, says the 2017 fiscal year report.
The influx of arrests came after President Donald Trump took office in late January and signed an executive order on Jan. 25.