The Department of Justice just released new quarterly numbers, which was required in the executive order Trump signed in January, that details how many foreign-born individuals are currently incarcerated in the U.S. federal prison system, and the numbers are way larger than we thought, reports Town Hall.

According to the numbers, one-in-five individuals were born outside of the U.S. and a significant number are illegal aliens. From the Alien Incarceration Report:

“A total of 58,766 known or suspected aliens were in DOJ custody at the end of  FY 2017, including  39,455 persons in BOP custody and 19,311 in  USMS custody.

Of this total,  37,557 people had been confirmed by U.S. Immigration and Customs  Enforcement (ICE) to be aliens  (i.e., non-citizens and non-nationals),  while  21,209 foreign-born people were still under investigation by ICE to determine alienage.

Among the 37,557 confirmed aliens,  35,334 people (94 percent)  were unlawfully present.  These numbers include a 92 percent unlawful rate among  24,476 confirmed aliens in  BOP custody and a 97 percent unlawful rate among  13,081 confirmed aliens in  USMS custody.

This report does not include data on the foreign-born or alien populations in state prisons and local jails because state and local facilities do not routinely provide  DHS or DOJ with comprehensive information about their inmates and detainees.  This limitation is noteworthy because state and local facilities account for approximately 90 percent of the total  U.S. incarcerated population.  DHS and DOJ are working to develop a reliable methodology for estimating the status of state and local incarcerated populations in future reports. “

“The American people deserve a lawful system of immigration that serves the national interest. But at the border and in communities across America, our citizens are being victimized by illegal aliens who commit crimes,” said Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

“Nearly 95 percent of confirmed aliens in our federal prisons are here illegally.  We know based on sentencing data that non-citizens commit a substantially disproportionate number of drug-related offenses, which contributes to our national drug abuse crisis,” Sessions continued.

Sessions went on to make a great point, that all of these offenses committed by criminals aliens were preventable, and that Congress needs to get to work on enacting Trump’s immigration reform agenda to stop these acts of crime.

The National Review reported that it costs taxpayers nearly $2 billion each year to incarcerate these illegal aliens.

“While the administration is working diligently to remove dangerous criminal aliens from our streets, this report highlights the fact that more must be done,” newly minter Homeland Security Secretary  Kirstjen Nielsen said.

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  • Paul

    Wow it cost taxpayers only 2 billion each year to keep them .Furthermore we do not know about state and local. My guess we could get better benefit from all of the money spent on these illegals

  • John Banister

    Oooooh noooo say it ain’t sooo, according to our wonderful and caring democrats they are just all , dreamers, looking for higher education. Only problem is 98% that sneak over here are uneducated, no skills, no nothing just looking for free food stamps, free health care, free school for their young. They are, and have been breaking the US economy in half

    • sandraleesmith46

      AND they GET all those amenities, contrary to the insistence that they don’t get welfare. They purchase, or steal themselves, citizens’ IDs and NOTHING is denied them. A recent report stated that 60% of section 8 housing was occupied by illegal invaders; many are on SSDI, without ever having worked and paid in a single day, but a CITIZEN has to have worked and paid in, to get onto that system, and have PROOF that he has done. Many are promptly on welfare, WIC, SNAP, Medicaid, etc and THERE they SIT!

    • Shane

      The word is spelled – Demoncrats as they are all Satan worshipers. I agree with your comment, but it is not just illegal aliens that are the problem. Through chain immigration, an immigrant can bring an entire village from the third world to the USA! MAGA.

  • antilib

    Proof the government has not been working with the best interests of Americans in mind. In fact, if they thought of us at all, it was to attempt to get over on us for their political objective of changing the demographics in their favor. Regardless of consequences.

    • mbnick

      You mean Democrats have not been working with the best interests of US citizens vs. their beloved law breaking illegal’s and phony refugees,

  • sandraleesmith46

    I know the Sheriff of my rural AZ county stated to my face when asked, 30% of our county jail population is illegal invaders, in jail for OTHER crimes on top of invading our nation. They got away with 1; why not commit more?

  • Shane

    No DACA Amnesty without getting an end to the visa lottery, reducing chain immigration, and expanding E-verify in exchange! Support the RAISE ACT: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/08/02/president-donald-j-trump-backs-raise-act If we can get Congress to pass the RAISE Act, it will mean fewer immigrants in the future, and fewer lower quality immigrants. It is a win/win situation for conservatives and Republicans! #12DaysOfMAGA