US: More immigrants arrested, fewer deported under Trump

President Donald Trump speaks at the Treasury Department in Washington, Friday, April 21, 2017. Trump signed an executive order to review tax regulations set last year by his predecessor, as well as two memos to potentially reconsider major elements of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reforms passed in the wake of the Great Recession. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The number of people arrested by immigration agents in the early months of the Trump administration has increased nearly 40 percent compared to last year.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says agents arrested 41,300 immigrants suspected of being in the country illegally during a 100-day period from Jan. 22 to April 29.

The agency said Wednesday that 30,000 immigrants were arrested in a comparable period in 2016.

The figures show that arrests of immigrants with no criminal convictions more than doubled.

The number of people deported from the U.S. has declined under President Donald Trump.

Most of those arrested had criminal convictions but one in four arrested immigrants did not.

Trump signed his executive orders to boost deportations on Jan. 22.