View Full Version : Nearly 95 Percent of Foreign Nationals in Federal Prison Are Illegal Aliens

12-23-2017, 05:20 PM
The vast majority of foreign nationals sitting in American federal prisons are illegal aliens, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) revealed in a year-end report.

According to newly released data, nearly 95 percent of all foreign nationals in DOJ custody are illegal aliens in the U.S. In total, there are 58,766 known or suspected foreign nationals in federal prisons at the end of the 2017 Fiscal Year. This includes 39,455 foreign nationals who are in Bureau of Prisons (BOP) custody and 19,311 foreign nationals under U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) supervision.

Of the nearly 60,000 known or suspected foreign nationals in federal prisons, approximately 37,557 have already been confirmed to be foreign nationals by the Immigration and Customs (ICE) enforcement. The other more than 21,000 foreign-born inmates are still under ICE investigation.