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ICE officials arrest a foreign national in Los Angeles on Feb. 7, 2017. (Charles Reed/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via AP)MoreCloseclosemore
ICE officials arrest a foreign national in Los Angeles on Feb. 7, 2017. (Charles Reed/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via AP)

New federal data show arrests of people living in the country illegally are up nearly 38 percent compared to this time last year. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says agents have arrested more than 41,000 people in the 100 days since President Trump signed an executive order expanding the group of people considered "priorities" for deportation.

The data also show a 156 percent jump in arrests of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally who have no criminal record. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with USA Today's Alan Gomez (@alangomez).

This segment aired on May 18, 2017.

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