You may recall one of President Trump’s earlier executive orders dealing with Public Safety in the Interior of the United States. Part of that order directed the Department of Homeland Security and the Attorney General to begin compiling data on illegal immigrants who are incarcerated, detailing the immigration status and possible detention or deportation orders for each. The first round of data compilation in accordance with that order has been completed and the DoJ sent out a news release today with the figures. It will probably come as no surprise to at least some of you that the figures are described as “significant.”And that's just federal prisons. Add all the state and local prisons, and the problem off criminal aliens, legal and illegal represent a huge drain on the United States.
There are 45,493 foreign-born inmates currently in BOP custody, of which 3,939 are U.S. citizens (either naturalized or derivative). Of the remaining 41,554 foreign-born inmates (aliens):Jeff Sessions provided introductory comments in the report, noting that, “Illegal aliens who commit additional crimes in the United States are a threat to public safety and a burden on our criminal justice system.” This will undoubtedly have a number of liberal activists setting their hair on fire, but this really just comes down to math. . . .
- Approximately 22,541 (54.2 percent) are aliens for which final immigration orders have been issued for their removal;
- Approximately 13,886 (33.4 percent) are aliens who are under ICE investigation for possible removal;
- Approximately 5,101 (12.3 percent) are aliens still pending adjudication (in other words, ICE has charged these aliens as removal cases, but a final disposition has not yet been reached); and
- Approximately 26 (0.1 percent) are aliens who have been granted relief on the basis of asylum claims.
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Reason #5539 That Trump Was Elected
DoJ releases first figures for illegal aliens currently in prison