45,493 Foreign-Born Criminals Held in Federal Prisons
A total of 45,493 foreign-born criminals are currently being held in Federal Bureau of Prisons facilities, of which only 3,939 are U.S. citizens, according to new statistics released by the Department of Justice.
The figures, the first to be released under President Donald Trump’s Executive Order on Public Safety in the Interior of the United States (which requires the Department of Justice to collect relevant data and provide quarterly reports on data collection efforts), shows a “significant prison population of incarcerated aliens.”
“Illegal aliens who commit additional crimes in the United States are a threat to public safety and a burden on our criminal justice system,” said Attorney General Jeff Sessions in the statement.
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