A data analysis released Thursday reveals 925,193 illegal immigrants in the United States currently have orders for deportation, but remain in the country.
The data obtained by the Senate Judiciary Committee also shows a 20 percent rise from 2012 to 2015 in the number of illegal aliens convicted of crimes who have removal orders that haven’t been carried out. In 2012, 151,236 criminal aliens were on Immigration Customs Enforcement’s “post final order docket.” In 2015, 179,040 criminal aliens were on the list.
“These figures are a disturbing indication of profound dysfunction in our immigration system. Hundreds of thousands of the illegal aliens living here have already gone through the deportation process, but they are still here,” Jessica Vaughn, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies and author of the analysis, said. “And tens of thousands of deportable criminal aliens are still at large causing harm in American communities.”