Data Shows How 'Catch And Release' Has Ended Under Trump

US | Alex Pfeiffer
ALFURRIAS, TX - SEPTEMBER 09: A U.S. Border Patrol agent tries to tackle an undocumented immigrant in dense underbrush on September 9, 2014 near Falfurrias, Texas. He missed but the immigrant was later caught by a fellow agent. Thousands of migrants continue to cross illegally from Mexico into the United States, and Texas' Rio Grande Valley has more traffic than any other sector of the U.S.-Mexico border. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

More than half detained as they await a court date

Sanctuary City 'Toolkit' Tells Cities Exactly How To Thwart Federal Immigration Officers

Investigative Group | Richard Pollock
Illegal Immigrants (Shutterstock)

‘A manual for how to violate federal law’

Trump's Deportation Plan Won't Be Fully Implemented Until 2018

US | Alex Pfeiffer
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers detain a suspect as they conduct a targeted enforcement operation in Los Angeles, California, U.S. on February 7, 2017. Picture taken on February 7, 2017. (PHOTO: Charles Reed/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)

Yet to do ‘the big things’

ICE Is Losing Track Of Immigrants Who Pose National Security Threats -- All Due To Staff Shortages

US | Alex Pfeiffer
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers detain a suspect as they conduct a targeted enforcement operation in Los Angeles, California, U.S. on February 7, 2017. Picture taken on February 7, 2017. Courtesy Charles Reed/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via REUTERS

President Trump has called for the hiring of thousands of new agents

Report: ICE Doesn't Have Enough Agents To Speed Up Deporting Immigrants

Investigative Group | Ethan Barton
ICE Agents Detain Suspected Undocumented Immigrants In Raids

‘ICE is almost certainly not deporting all the aliens’

ICE Arrests Jump In Early Months Of Trump Administration

US | Will Racke
Federal agents with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) detain a man in this handout picture taken in Dallas, Texas March 30, 2014 and released May 1, 2014. U.S. authorities have arrested 638 suspected gang members in a month-long sweep named Project Southbound aimed at associates of the fast-growing network of Surenos street gangs, an international criminal gang that started in Southern California, Immigration and Customs Enforcement said on Thursday. (PHOTO: REUTERS/ICE/Charles Reed/Handout via Reuters)

Trump’s talk has turned into action

DHS Chief: You Can Get Deported For Something As Simple As This

Politics | Will Racke
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly testifies before a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing on border security on Capitol Hill Washington, D.C., U.S., April 5, 2017. (PHOTO: REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein)

‘Where on the spectrum of criminality we operate has changed’

Trump Has Been Arresting A Lot More Immigrants Than Obama

US | Alex Pfeiffer
In this handout provided by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Foreign nationals were arrested this week during a targeted enforcement operation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) aimed at immigration fugitives, re-entrants and at-large criminal aliens February 9, 2017 in Atlanta. (Photo by Bryan Cox/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via Getty Images)

That’s a big jump

DHS To Ease Requirements On Local Jails Holding Illegal Immigrants

US | Will Racke
The U.S. Customs and Immigration Otay Mesa Detention facility is shown in Otay Mesa, California, U.S., March 28, 2017. (PHOTO: REUTERS/Mike Blake)

DHS is ‘examining a variety of detention models’

DHS Hires Two Immigration Hawks For Senior Advisory Roles

Politics | Will Racke
U.S. Border Patrol Agent David Ruiz patrols the U.S. border with Mexico in Nogales, Arizona, U.S., January 31, 2017. Picture taken January 31, 2017. (PHOTO: REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

The hires have drawn concern from immigrant rights activists

Mexican Drug Cartels Can Already Beat Trump's Wall

Investigative Group | Ethan Barton
A Homeland Security special agent examines seized drugs in a highly sophisticated tunnel used to smuggle drugs between the U.S. and Mexico. (REUTERS/ICE/Handout via Reuters)

‘Illegal tunneling is likely a response to increasingly heightened border security’

ICE Raids Sweep DC, Picking Up Dozens From 26 Different Countries

US | Jonah Bennett
Law enforcement officials inspect an arrested individual's tattoos for signs of gang affiliation

‘First targeted enforcement operation … on this scale’

DHS Confirms It Can Arrest Illegals Who Appear At Court

Politics | Jonah Bennett
Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez, a 48-year-old Mexican who has lived in the United States for 27 years, was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) near his children's school located in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. His 13-year-old daughter Fatima Avelica recorded the arrest from the backseat of the car as she wept. The crying schoolgirl's videotape of her undocumented father being arrested by federal agents in the Los Angeles area while taking his children to school has sparked emotion and outrage. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images.

‘Just because they’re a witness doesn’t mean they might not pose a security threat for other reasons’

Mass. Lawyers Tell Police They Can't Hold Criminal Illegals For ICE

US | Will Racke

‘Not a basis for arrest’