More than 97 percent of the approximately 42,000 inmates held in federal prisons who were born in other countries have either received final orders of removal or are under investigation for possible removal from the United States, according to new figures released Tuesday under an executive order signed by President Donald Trump soon after taking office.
An immigrant rights group slammed the release of the statistics Tuesday, while an anti-immigration group welcomed the up-to-date data.
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The January 25 Trump action said that in order to “promote the transparency and situational awareness of criminal aliens in the United States,” the Justice and Homeland Security departments must provide quarterly reports on the immigration status of all foreign-born inmates of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, all federal pretrial
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