96% of ‘border surge’ illegals remain in U.S.

96% of ‘border surge’ illegals remain in U.S.

[Ed. – Presumably, 100% would remain if the Obama administration weren’t — theoretically, not in actual fact — “obeying” the federal court injunction against its deferred-action executive order.]

An estimated 96 percent of the Central Americans apprehended illegally entering the U.S. since last summer remain in the U.S., according to data from the Justice Department’s Executive Office of Immigration Review.

The data shows that more than 77,000 illegal immigrant adults and minors were apprehended and served Notices to Appear between July 18, 2014 and May 26, 2015. Just over 3,000 appeared before a judge and were ordered removed.

Nearly 96 percent of cases either received judicial or administrative amnesty, were ordered removed “in absentia” (where in they did not appear for the proceedings), or the case has not been decided yet. About 900 were listed as voluntary departures, the status of their departures is, however, unclear. …

Meanwhile, there remain approximately 900,000 immigrants still in the U.S. with final orders of deportation to their name, of those some 170,000 are convicted criminals. …

The revelation that the vast majority of the illegal immigrants from Central American apprehended in the past year remain in the U.S. comes the same day the Obama administration announced a relaxation of family detention policies.

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