Immigration and Customs Enforcement has released nearly 90,000 illegal immigrants since 2013 who had committed more than 200,000 crimes, according to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah) reported during a hearing Thursday that nearly a million illegal aliens who have received final deportation orders remain in the United States.
“We have people that come here legally to this country, we have people that come here illegally to this country,” Chaffetz said during his opening statement. “But there’s a population here that may have overstayed a visa, they may have come here on a tourist visa or a student visa. But they were supposed to go home and they didn’t and they’re here illegally.”
“Nevertheless, there is a large population of people that are in this country illegally,” he said. “Unfortunately, there is also a criminal element to this population.”