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US: Devastating Impact of Trump’s Immigration Policy

Deportations Undercut Fundamental Rights

Tuesday 05 December 2017

(Washington, DC, December 7, 2017) – A surge in immigration arrests of people living in the United States under the Trump administration is having a devastating impact on long-term immigrants with strong ties to the US, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

During the first seven months of the Trump presidency, the number of immigrants seized in the interior of the country rather than at the border – many of them wrenched from their families and communities – increased by 43 percent compared to the same time period in 2016. Immigration arrests of people with no criminal convictions nearly tripled.

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