Federal immigration agents have arrested more than 40,000 people on civil immigration charges since President Trump signed executive orders expanding the scope of deportation priorities in January, a 38% increase over the same period last year.

Immigrations and Customs Enforcement acting Director Thomas Homan said in a press call Wednesday that Trump has “opened the aperture” of charges that dictate what immigration agents are permitted to prosecute, a departure from the Obama administration’s prioritization of immigrants in the country illegally who have criminal convictions….

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