Deportations And Immigrant Arrests Up In Wyoming And Colorado

Jun 1, 2017

Credit U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

In President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office, arrests and deportations more than doubled in Wyoming and Colorado. That’s compared to the same time in 2016. 

That figure includes both undocumented immigrants with and without criminal records. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, does not provide data by state, but by “area of responsibility,” so it is unknown how many of those individuals were in Wyoming at the time.

There has also been a surge in arrests of undocumented immigrants without a criminal history. In the same 100-day time period this year, 134 people were detained—which is four times higher than 2016, when 29 non-criminal immigrants were arrested. 

However, the number of arrests of undocumented immigrants with a criminal record went up only slightly from 642 last year to 678.

ICE did not agree to an interview with Wyoming Public Radio, but they did confirm in an email that the numbers were accurate.