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Trump’s 200 Days Of Making America Great Again

- August 8, 2017

Just Over 200 Days Into President Trump's First Term, The President Is Delivering On His America First Agenda 

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TOP TAKEAWAYS

  • President Trump delivered on his campaign promise to put a conservative jurist on the Supreme Court by nominating Neil Gorsuch.
  • Under President Trump, the unemployment rate continues to decline, over one million new jobs have been created, consumer confidence is up, and average hourly earnings have increased.
  • President Trump delivered a big win for military veterans when he signed the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 and announced new technology-driven healthcare initiatives for veterans.
  • President Trump has rolled back the reach of the federal government by eliminating hundreds of regulations that will result in millions of dollars in savings.
  • President Trump has taken aggressive and calculated action against ISIS, and gains against the terrorist group have "dramatically accelerated."
  • President Trump withdrew the United States from the job-killing Paris Climate Agreement and will cease U.S. payments to the Green Climate Fund.
  • Federal law enforcement has conducted multiple successful raids and sweeps directly targeting dangerous street gangs and other serious criminal activity under the leadership of the Trump administration.

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TRUMP DELIVERED ON HIS PROMISE TO PUT A CONSERVATIVE JUSTICE ON THE SUPREME COURT WITH HIS NOMINATION OF JUSTICE GORSUCH

President Trump Succeeded In Putting Gorsuch On The Supreme Court

Neil Gorsuch Was Confirmed To The Supreme Court In April 2017 After President Trump Nominated Him In January. "The Senate Friday morning confirmed Neil Gorsuch, a 49-year-old federal judge who could help cement a conservative majority on the bench for decades, to the Supreme Court, according to a CNN count of the vote. … After Trump nominated Gorsuch on January 31, he essentially enjoyed a stealth confirmation process, as near daily stories from the White House overshadowed the fight." (Ariane De Vogue and Dan Berman, "Neil Gorsuch Confirmed To The Supreme Court," CNN , 4/7/17)

The Heritage Foundation's John Malcom: Gorsuch Is "Very Bright" And "Well-Respected." " 'He is very bright, well-respected and quite personable,' John Malcolm, a lawyer at the Heritage Foundation, told the Los Angeles Times. 'And there's no question he would not be as contentious as some others.'" (Joseph P. Williams, "Judge Neil Gorsuch Tops Donald Trump's Supreme Court List," U.S. News & World Report , 1/27/17)

Judicial Crisis Network's Carrie Severino: Gorsuch Is "Eminently Qualified And Has A Great Record On The Bench." "'I'd be thrilled to see him,' said Carrie Severino, chief counsel of the conservative Judicial Crisis Network. 'He is so eminently qualified and has a great record on the bench.'" (Greg Stohr, "Trump Fulfills Conservative Wishes With High Court Shortlist," Bloomberg , 1/26/17)

  • Severino: Gorsuch Has A "Solid" And "Clear Record Of A Consistent Judicial Philosophy." "'He has a clear record of a consistent judicial philosophy and applying that in action,' said Carrie Severino, chief counsel and policy director for the Judicial Crisis Network, a conservative advocacy group. 'One of the real values here is he's someone with solid record and we're able to assess his experience.'" (Kevin Simpson, "Neil Gorsuch: Elite Credentials, Conservative Western Roots Land Denver Native On SCOTUS List," The Denver Post , 12/11/16)

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton: Gorsuch Is "A Leader In Terms Of Conservative Jurisprudence." "Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, tells Newsweek that Gorsuch fits the Scalia mold, which Trump has promised to adhere to in his replacement nominee. 'I think conservatives would consider him to be an exciting pick. I think it's fair to say he's a leader in terms of conservative jurisprudence and I think he quickly would become a strong voice on the court for his constitutional approach to decision making,' he says. He adds, 'Of the finalists that have been reported, I just don't see any running into any opposition that would be significant enough that would derail their nomination.'" (Michele Gorman, "A Look At Neil Gorsuch, Possible Trump SCOTUS Nominee," Newsweek , 1/27/17)

SIX MONTHS SINCE PRESIDENT TRUMP TOOK OFFICE, AMERICANS ARE SEEING HIGHER PAYCHECKS, STRONG JOB GROWTH, AND GROWING CONFIDENCE IN THE ECONOMY

During President Trump's First Six Months In Office, The Economy Has Added Over One Million Jobs

The Economy Has Added 1.07 Million Jobs During President Trump's First Six Months In Office . "The United States has added 1.07 million jobs during Trump's six months in office." (Patrick Gillespie, "Milestone For Trump: 1 Million New Jobs In Six Months," CNN , 8/4/17)

  • Nonfarm Payroll Employment Increased By 231,000 In June . "The change in total nonfarm payroll employment for May was revised down from +152,000 to +145,000, and the change for June was revised up from +222,000 to +231,000." ( Bureau Of Labor Statistics , Accessed 8/7/17)
  • Nonfarm Payroll Employment Increased By 209,000 In July. "Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 209,000 in July." ( Bureau Of Labor Statistics , Accessed 8/7/17)

In June 2017, More Americans Were Employed Than Any Other Month Dating Back To 1948. "As reported, that figure is indeed the highest on record. During no month, stretching back to January 1948, have more Americans been employed than there are right now." (Philip Bump, "The Trump White House Would Apparently Like Credit For The U.S. Population Growth," The Washington Post , 7/7/17)

The National Unemployment Rate Is At 16-Year Low

The Unemployment Rate Decreased From 4.4 Percent To 4.3 Percent In July, Which Is A 16-Year Low. "The US economy added 209,000 jobs in July, more than expected, while the unemployment rate returned to a 16-year low of 4.3%." (Akin Oyedele, "Jobs Report Beats Expectations, Unemployment Rate Returns To 16-Year Low," Business Insider , 8/7/17)

Average Hourly Earnings Have Increased Under President Trump

Average Hourly Earnings For All Employees Was $26.02 In January 2017. ( Bureau Of Labor Statistics , Accessed 3/10/17)

Preliminary Figures Indicate That The Average Hourly Earnings For All Employees Was $26.36 In July 2017. ( Bureau Of Labor Statistics , Accessed 8/4/17)

Under President Trump, Confidence And Investment Levels Have Reached Levels Not Seen In Years

In June 2017, Bloomberg's Consumer Comfort Gauge "Jumped To 51.2, Second-Strongest Reading Since 2001" And "The Measure Of Personal Finances Rose To 63, Highest Since May 2007." "Overall gauge jumped to 51.2, second-strongest reading since 2001, from 50.9; Measure of personal finances rose to 63, highest since May 2007; Sentiment about national economy rose for the first time in five weeks to 44.2." (Patricia Laya, "Americans' Comfort Rises On Strongest View Of Finances In Decade," Bloomberg , 06/01/17)

In July 2017, Consumer Confidence Index Grew To 121.1, Its Second Highest Level Since 2000. "The Conference Board on Tuesday said its index of U.S. consumer confidence rose to 121.1 in July from a revised 117.3 in June, marking the second highest reading since 2000." (Scott Lanman, "Pickup In Confidence Shows Americans Upbeat On Jobs, Economy," Bloomberg , 7/25/17)

In March, Gallup's Measure Of U.S. Economic Confidence Jumped To A Record High. " Many Americans either gained or regained economic optimism last week, as Gallup's U.S. Economic Confidence Index soared seven points to hit +16. This marks the highest weekly average in Gallup's nine-year trend." (Andrew Dugan, "US Economic Confidence Index At Record High Of +16," Gallup , 3/7/17)

Business Investment Remains At One Of The Highest Levels In Years, Increasing At A 5.2% Rate. "Business investment increased at a 5.2 percent rate, down from 7.2 percent in the first quarter but stlll one of the highest levels in three years." (Viki Needham, "Economy Expands At Faster 2.6 Percent Pace," The Hill , 7/28/17)

In July 2017, Small Business Owners' Optimism Reached A Ten Year High. "Small-business owners' optimism about their business situation has edged up in the past quarter to a new 10-year high. The Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index for the third quarter is at +106, up 11 points since Quarter 2 and the highest since +113 measured in the second quarter of 2007. Index scores between the first and third quarters of 2016 ranged between 64 and 68." (Coleen McMurray and Frank Newport, "U.S. Small-Business Owners' Optimism Highest In 10 Years," Gallup , 8/3/17)

President Trump Signed An Executive Order To Expand Private Sector Apprenticeship Programs

President Trump Signed An Executive Order To Expand The ApprenticeshipUSA Grant Program To Expand Private-Sector Opportunities. "President Trump put a spotlight Thursday on his administration's efforts to broaden the reach of private-sector apprenticeship programs, part of an effort to close a 'skills gap' that the White House says is leaving millions of jobs unfilled. Trump signed an executive order that seeks to reorient and expand ApprenticeshipUSA, a grant program that was previously championed by the Obama administration and has been supported by Democrats and Republicans alike." (John Wagner, "Trump Touts Apprenticeships, Turning To An Issue With Bipartisan Support," The Washington Post , 6/15/17)

  • The Average Starting Annual Salary Of Apprentices Is $60,000, And "Nine In 10 Who Complete Programs Are Offered Jobs." "Apprentices, who are typically paid a training wage that averages $15 an hour, face a strong job market. The average starting salary of apprentices is about $60,000 a year, and nine in 10 who complete programs are offered jobs, according to the Labor Department." (Eric Morath, "Donald Trump Signs Order Seeking To Expand Apprenticeship Programs," The Wall Street Journa l , 6/15/17)

As President Trump Announces Billions In Private Investments For American Workers, More Americans Are Employed Today Than Any Other Time Post-World War II

Foxconn, A Chinese Technology Company, Will Invest $10 Billion To Create A High-Tech Manufacturing Facility In Wisconsin That Will Initially Create 3,000 Jobs And Could Eventually Generate As Many As 13,000 Jobs With An Additional 22,000 Indirect And Construction Jobs. "Chinese technology company Foxconn will invest $10 billion to create a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Wisconsin, chairman Terry Gou said at the White House on Wednesday. Foxconn said the deal will create 3,000 jobs. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said the agreement could eventually grow to 13,000 jobs, with 22,000 indirect and induced jobs and 10,000 construction jobs. Walker said it could also help the state attract and retain talent." (Anita Balakrishnan, "Foxconn Unveils $10 Billion Investment In Wisconsin During White House Event," CNBC , 7/26/17)

After Facing Pressure From The Trump Administration, Infosys Announced It Will Hire Up To 10,000 Americans To Serve Clients In The U.S. "Facing new corporate demands and political pressure from a Trump administration that wants to curb immigrant work visas, Infosys, one of India's leading tech outsourcing companies, said Tuesday that it will hire up to 10,000 Americans to serve its clients in the United States. The move makes Infosys the latest Asian technology company to portray itself as a jobs creator as President Trump threatens to take action against companies he sees as hurting American workers." (Vindu Goel and Paul Mozur, "Infosys, An Indian Outsourcing Company, Says It Will Create 10,000 U.S. Jobs," The New York Times , 05/02/17)

Apple Announced A $1 Billion Investment In Advanced Manufacturing In The U.S. " While it did not announce a new manufacturing facility with thousands of manufacturing jobs, Apple, the world's most valuable public company, said it planned to dedicate resources to American job creation with a $1 billion fund to invest in advanced manufacturing in the United States. The company said it would announce the first investment from its new fund later this month." (Katie Benner and Nelson D. Schwarz, "Apple Announces $1 Billion Fund To Create U.S. Jobs In Manufacturing," The New York Times , 05/03/17)

PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS DELIVERED FOR VETERANS

President Trump Signed A Bipartisan Bill To Improve Accountability And Efficiency At The Department Of Veterans Affairs

President Trump Signed Legislation That Protects Whistleblowers At The VA And Make It Easier To Fire Poor Performing Employees. "President Trump is scheduled to sign legislation Friday designed to protect whistleblowers while making it easier to fire problem employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The 'VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017' makes permanent an office created by a Trump executive order earlier this year to look into claims made by whistleblowers and to protect them from retaliation." (Donovan Slack, "Trump To Sign VA Bill To Protect Whistleblowers, Expedite Firing Of Problem Workers," USA Today , 6/23/17)

Congress Passed The Legislation, Backed By President Trump, On June 13 That Made It Easier For Department Of Veterans Affairs Employees To Be Fired For Poor Performance. "Congress approved long-sought legislation Tuesday to make firing employees easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs, part of an effort urged by President Trump to fix a struggling agency serving millions of veterans. The bill will make it easier for VA employees, including executives, to be fired by lowering the standard of evidence required to 'remove, demote, or suspend' someone for poor performance or misconduct. It also gives whistleblowers more protections, including preventing the VA from removing an employee with an open whistleblower case." ("Congress Passes Long-Awaited Veterans Affairs Accountability Act," The Associated Press , 6/14/17)

  • The Bill Shortens The Time Necessary To Remove An Employee And Gives The VA Secretary More Flexibility To Appoint Directors Of VA Hospitals. "Under the current disciplinary process, it takes an average 51 days to remove an employee, largely due to a 30-day notice period, Shulkin said. The legislation would cut the 30-day advance notice to 10 days. It would also speed up the process that employees use to appeal any disciplinary action against them. It lessens the evidentiary standards required to fire an employee and it allows the VA secretary to recoup bonuses and relocation expenses in certain instances. It also allows the VA secretary to directly appoint directors to lead VA hospitals and integrated service networks, instead of going through lengthy hiring processes." (Nikki Wentling, "Some Veterans Celebrate VA Accountability Bill As A Promise Kept," Stars and Stripes , 6/22/17)

President Trump Announced New Technology Driven Improvements To Veteran Healthcare

President Trump Announced A New Heath Care Initiative Designed To Use Technology To Improve Veterans Healthcare. "President Donald Trump announced new efforts Thursday to use technology to improve veterans' health care." ("Trump Promotes Technology To Improve Veterans' Health Care," The Associated Press , 8/3/17)

These Programs Will "Greatly Expand" Veterans' Access To Health Care, Especially Mental And Suicide Prevention Care. " The programs will greatly expand access, especially for mental health care and suicide prevention. Veterans living in rural areas will also benefit." ("Trump Promotes Technology To Improve Veterans' Health Care," The Associated Press , 8/3/17)

PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS AGGRESSIVELY ROLLED BACK THE REACH OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

President Trump's Deregulation Agenda Has Saved Taxpayers Billions Of Dollars

In His First Month In Office, President Trump Issued An Executive Order "Reducing Regulation And Controlling Regulatory Costs" By Requiring That For Every One New Federal Regulation Issued Two Must Be Repealed. "Toward that end, it is important that for every one new regulation issued, at least two prior regulations be identified for elimination, and that the cost of planned regulations be prudently managed and controlled through a budgeting process." ("Presidential Executive Order On Reducing Regulation And Controlling Regulatory Costs," The White House , 1/30/17)

As Of July 2017, President Trump Has Eliminated 16 Regulations For Every New One Created. "President Trump's administration, on orders to kill two regulations for every new one, ripped up the playbook during its first six months, eliminating 16 old rules for every new one, according to top officials." (Paul Bedard, "Trump Kills 16 Regulations For Every New One, Crushing 2-For-1 Goal," Washington Examiner , 7/20/17)

As Of July 2017, 860 Regulations Have Been Rolled Back. "The bare numbers will show that the Trump administration has 'withdrawn or removed from active status' 860 regulations so far." (Paul Bedard, "Trump Kills 16 Regulations For Every New One, Crushing 2-For-1 Goal," Washington Examiner , 7/20/17)

The Trump Administration's New Rules Have Imposed $6.8 Billion Less In Annual Costs To The Economy Compared To President Obama's Last Five Months In Office. "The Trump administration said that the Obama administration introduced rules in the last five months of fiscal 2016 that imposed $6.8 billion in annual costs on the economy, while the rules imposed during its first five months have imposed no costs." ("Trump Stops Hundreds Of Planned Regulations," The Associated Press , 7/20/17)

The Trump Administration Has Already "Achieved An Annualized Cost Savings Of $22 Million From Agencies." "It also notes that the Congressional Review Act allowed Congress to undo a series of Obama-era regulations, and says the administration has achieved an annualized cost savings of $22 million from agencies." (Niv Elis, "Trump Budget Chief Touts Progress In Rolling Back Regulations," The Hill , 7/19/17)

President Trump And Congress Have Eliminated More Of His Predecessor's Regulations Than Any Other President Since The Process Was Established Under The 1999 Congressional Review Act. "Deregulation is a major ambition of President Donald Trump's agenda; as one example, he has signed more laws rolling back his predecessor's regulations than the combined total of the three previous presidents since the process was established by the 1999 Congressional Review Act." (Justin Sink, "Trump Orders Government To Stop Work On Y2K, 17 Years Later," Bloomberg , 6/15/17)

UNDER PRESIDENT TRUMP'S LEADERSHIP, GAINS AGAINST THE ISLAMIC STATE MILITANTS HAVE "DRAMATICALLY ACCELERATED"

President Trump Has Made "Key Changes" To America's Fight Against ISIS That Has Resulted In Greater Responsiveness And "Nearly A Third Of The Territory" Captured From Fighting The Militants Since 2014

According To A Senior State Department Official, Brett McGurk, "Nearly A Third Of The Territory Reclaimed From The Islamic State In Iraq And Syria Since 2014 Has Been Won In The Past Six Months," Due To The President's New Policies . "Nearly a third of territory reclaimed from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria since 2014 has been won in the past six months, due to new policies adopted by the Trump administration, a senior State Department official said Friday." (Karen De Young, "Under Trump, Gains Against ISIS Have Dramatically Accelerated," The Washington Post , 8/4/17)

  • McGurk Held The Same Positon In The Obama Administration. " McGurk, who held the same job in the Obama administration." (Karen De Young, "Under Trump, Gains Against ISIS Have Dramatically Accelerated," The Washington Post , 8/4/17)

"According To McGurk, The Islamic State Has Been Driven Out Of 45 Percent Of Raqqa, The Group's De Facto Syrian Capital Since The Launch Of An Offensive By U.S.-Backed Local Forces Two Months Ago." "According To McGurk, The Islamic State has been driven out of 45 percent of Raqqa, the group's de facto Syrian capital since the launch of an offensive by U.S.-backed local forces two months ago." (Karen De Young, "Under Trump, Gains Against ISIS Have Dramatically Accelerated," The Washington Post , 8/4/17)

McGurk Cited "Key Changes" Under President Trump That Have "Allowed Much Greater Responsiveness To Opportunities And Changing Circumstances." " McGurk cited 'key changes' under Trump. In addition to the delegation of decision-making authority, which he said has allowed much greater responsiveness to opportunities and changing circumstances." (Karen De Young, "Under Trump, Gains Against ISIS Have Dramatically Accelerated," The Washington Post , 8/4/17)

PRESIDENT TRUMP PUT AMERICA FIRST AND WITHDREW THE U.S. FROM THE PARIS CLIMATE ACCORD

President Trump Withdrew The United States From The Job-Killing Paris Climate Agreement And Will Cease U.S. Payments To The Green Climate Fund

President Trump Announced The United States Will Withdraw From The Paris Climate Agreement. "President Trump announced on Thursday that the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate accord." (Michael D. Shear, "Trump Will Withdraw U.S. From Paris Climate Agreement," The New York Times , 6/1/17)

During The Campaign, Candidate Trump Promised To Stop All U.S. Financing Of The Green Climate Fund, Which President Obama Had Pledged $3 Billion To By 2020. "President Barack Obama pledged a total of $3 billion to the fund by 2020 as part of a global goal of $10 billion, but Trump promised not to finance it as a candidate and Congress has not made further contributions since the election." (Benjy Sarlin, "Why Trump Is Seeing Red About The 'Green Climate Fund,'" NBC News , 6/2/17)

UNDER THE PRESIDENT'S DIRECTION, FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT HAS EFFECTIVELY TARGETED ORGANIZED CRIME AND ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

Since President Trump Took Office, Federal Law Enforcement Has Conducted Multiple Successful Raids And Sweeps Targeting Criminal Activity

Less Than One Month Into His Presidency, President Trump Signed An Executive Order Creating A Special Task Force To Develop Policies That Reduce Violent Crime, Illegal Immigration, Drug Trafficking And Enhance Pubic Safety. " Section 1. Policy. It shall be the policy of the executive branch to reduce crime in America. Many communities across the Nation are suffering from high rates of violent crime. A focus on law and order and the safety and security of the American people requires a commitment to enforcing the law and developing policies that comprehensively address illegal immigration, drug trafficking, and violent crime. The Department of Justice shall take the lead on Federal actions to support law enforcement efforts nationwide and to collaborate with State, tribal, and local jurisdictions to restore public safety to all of our communities. Sec. 2. Task Force. (a) In furtherance of the policy described in section 1 of this order, I hereby direct the Attorney General to establish, and to appoint or designate an individual or individuals to chair, a Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety (Task Force)." ("Presidential Executive Order On A Task Force On Crime And Public Safety," The White House , 2/9/17)

Since The Beginning Of 2017, Immigration And Customs Enforcement (ICE) Has Arrested 3,311 Alleged Gang Members, Including More Than 350 People Believed To Belong To Or Be Associated With MS-13. "Since the beginning of January, ICE's investigations unit has arrested 3,311 alleged gang members, including more than 350 people believed to belong to or be associated with MS-13, according to the agency." (Andrew Restuccia, "Trump, Sessions Are Joining Forces On Immigration Push," Politico , 7/27/17)

The Washington Post's Fact Checker: The Trump Administration Has Taken Action To Reduce Illegal Immigration By Providing More Resources To The Department Of Homeland Security. "The Trump administration has, indeed, taken action to curb illegal immigration, including providing more resources to the Department of Homeland Security and expanding deportation priorities. In recent weeks, Trump has been touting his administration's deportations of members and associates of MS-13, or Mara Salvatrucha, a Central American gang that has been operating in the United States for decades." (Michelle Ye Hee Lee, "President Trump's Claim That MS-13 Gang Members Are Being Deported 'By The Thousands," The Washington Post , 6/26/17)

In March 2017, ICE Began A Six-Week Nationwide Sweep Targeting Suspected Gang Members And Transnational Criminal Activity. "The operation, which ran from March 26 through May 6, targeted gang members and associates involved in transnational criminal activity, including drug trafficking, weapons smuggling, human smuggling, sex trafficking, murder and racketeering." (Brooke Singman, "ICE Arrests 1,378 Suspected Gang Members In Largest Sweep To Date," Fox News , 5/11/17)

  • Totaling 1,378 Arrests, This Was The Largest Gang Sweep Conducted By ICE To Date. "The Trump administration has concluded a six-week nationwide sweep of suspected gang members with 1,378 arrests - the largest such gang sweep conducted by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) to date." (Brooke Singman, "ICE Arrests 1,378 Suspected Gang Members In Largest Sweep To Date," Fox News , 5/11/17)
  • Of Those Arrested, The Majority Were Confirmed Gang Members And Affiliates, Including 104 Individuals Associated With MS-13. "Of the total arrests, the majority (1,095) were confirmed gang members and affiliates, including 104 associated with MS-13. A spokeswoman for the Embassy of El Salvador said none of the suspected gang members detained during the recent operations described in the news release has been deported yet." (Michelle Ye Hee Lee, "President Trump's Claim That MS-13 Gang Members Are Being Deported 'By The Thousands," The Washington Post , 6/26/17)

During An 11-Day Sweep Operation, ICE Arrested 114 Individuals In Violation Of U.S. Immigration Laws, Including 82 With Convicted Criminal Histories Including Sex, Drug, And Fraud Crimes And 15 Others With Pending Criminal Charges Such As Assault, Larceny, And Sexual Exploitation Of A Minor. "An Ecuadorian citizen who was illegally in the United States and had been convicted of rape was among 114 people arrested during an 11-day operation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers in New York, the agency said Tuesday. ICE said the sweep, which ended Saturday, targeted fugitives and people who have violated U.S. immigration laws, including those who re-entered the country after being deported. Of those arrested during the operation, 82 people had criminal histories, including prior convictions for sex crimes, drug offenses and fraud, while 15 others had pending criminal charges, including assault, larceny and sexual exploitation of a minor." ("ICE Arrests 114 In New York Operation Targeting Fugitives, Illegal Immigrants," Fox News , 7/26/17)

In May, U.S. Immigration Arrests Of Suspected Undocumented Immigrants Rose By Nearly 40% In President Trump's First 100 Days. "U.S. arrests of suspected illegal immigrants rose by nearly 40 percent in the first 100 days of Donald Trump's presidency, following executive orders that broadened the scope of who could be targeted for immigration violations, according to government data released on Wednesday." (Mica Rosenberg, "U.S. Immigration Arrests Up Nearly 40 Percent Under Trump," Reuters , 5/17/17)

  • Nearly Two-Thirds Of Those Arrested Had Prior Criminal Convictions. "Of those arrested almost two-thirds had criminal convictions." (Mica Rosenberg, "U.S. Immigration Arrests Up Nearly 40 Percent Under Trump," Reuters , 5/17/17)

The U.S. Customs And Border Protection Agency Reported That Southwest Border Apprehensions And Inadmissible Persons At Ports Of Entry Are 53% Lower In June 2017 Than In June 2016. "U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) saw a nine percent increase in apprehensions and inadmissible persons at ports of entry along the Southwest Border in June. However, these numbers represent a 53 percent decrease as compared to June of 2016." ("Southwest Border Migration," U.S. Customs And Border Protection , 7/7/17)

Year-To-Date Fiscal Year Apprehension Totals For 2017 Are 19 Percent Lower Than Throughout The Same Period In 2016. "Year-to-date totals for FY 2017 are 19 percent lower than the same period in FY 2016." ("Southwest Border Migration," U.S. Customs And Border Protection , 7/7/17)


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