ICE arrests went up in 2017, with biggest increases in Florida, northern Texas, Oklahoma
After years of decline, the number of arrests made by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement climbed to a three-year high in fiscal 2017.
Public backs legal status for immigrants brought to U.S. illegally as children, but not a bigger border wall
When the two policies are taken together, 54% of Americans both favor legal status for immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children and oppose expanding the border wall.
How Americans, Mexicans see each other differs for those closer to border
Amid tense relations between the U.S. and Mexico, one of the factors affecting the way Mexicans and Americans view each other is proximity to the border.
Border wall is Trump’s least popular policy internationally
People around the world strongly disapprove of Trump’s signature policies, but his planned U.S.-Mexico border wall stands out for its unpopularity.
In Republicans’ views of a border wall, proximity to Mexico matters
Republicans who live closer to the U.S.-Mexico border are less supportive of the wall than are those who live farther away.
Most Americans continue to oppose U.S. border wall, doubt Mexico would pay for it
More Americans continue to oppose than favor building a wall along the entire U.S. border with Mexico, and 70% think the U.S. would ultimately pay for it.
Less than half the public views border wall as an important goal for U.S. immigration policy
Only 39% of Americans view building a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border as a very or somewhat important goal.
Apprehensions of migrants at U.S.-Mexico border rose sharply in October and November
The number of migrant apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico border rose by 42% in October and November of 2016 compared with the same two-month period in 2015.
U.S. border apprehensions of families and unaccompanied children jump dramatically
Apprehensions of children and their families at the U.S.-Mexico border since October 2015 have more than doubled from a year ago and now outnumber apprehensions of unaccompanied children, a figure that also increased this year.
Apprehensions of Mexican migrants at U.S. borders reach near-historic low
This change comes after a period in which net migration of Mexicans to the U.S. had fallen to lows not seen since the 1940s.
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