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U.S. Immigration Arrests By ICE Drop 60 Percent In February

The average arrests of undocumented migrants by the ICE for the months of October, November and December (2020) stood at around 6,800 per month. In February, 2021, the arrests fell down to 2,500 per month.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents at a home in Atlanta, Georgia. File photo: AP

By N24 Correspondent, WASHINGTON:- The number of arrests of the undocumented migrants made by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has dropped significantly and as low as by 60 percent.

According to ICE, it is following the “100 day pause” of President Joe Biden’s policy, under which the deportation of the undocumented migrants back to his/her country of origin will be minimized significantly throughout April, 2021 counting from the President’s swearing in on January 20, 2021.

Even after this period, ICE will wait for further policies from the Biden administration before it takes a decision about a deportation.

In January, ICE deported more than 5,580 individuals, but in February, ICE deported only around 2,600 individuals.

In the last three months of President Donald Trump’s tenure, arrests and deportations carried out by ICE was very high. For instance, the average arrests for the months of October, November and December (2020) stood at around 6,800 per month. In February, 2021, the arrests fell down to 2,500 per month.

Biden administration, meanwhile, is concurrently relying on the Trump administration’s “emergency public health order” or “Title 42”, under which the ICE agents can quickly return the migrants back to Mexico citing health reasons, including Covid-19.

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