Trump DOJ releases numbers on illegals in U.S. prison population. They’re predictable

Trump DOJ releases numbers on illegals in U.S. prison population. They’re predictable
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[Ed. – This was information the last three presidents wouldn’t release.]

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.”

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):

  • 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.

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