Nearly 60,000 known or suspected illegal immigrants [sic] are being held in federal prisons, according to a report obtained by Fox News Tuesday from the Department of Justice.
Quoting the report, he said “criminal aliens” make up 21 percent of those in the Federal Bureau of Prisons custody and 38 percent of those in Marshals custody.
Terwilliger lamented that a “staggering” amount of resources are being diverted to fighting illegal immigration at the expense other problems like a rising opioid epidemic and rising crime rates in certain areas.
Adding context to this latest news is the fact that tens of thousands of illegals who have managed to make it across the border are being released into the country every month, and “hundreds of thousands” of illegal aliens who committed additional crimes remain free in the U.S.
Hopefully, the new DOJ report on the massive number of illegal criminals in federal custody will be given the wide attention that it deserves. The report, it should be noted, does not include illegals who are in jails and prisons at the state and local levels — a number that is “significantly greater,” according to Ingraham, than the number of criminal illegal aliens in federal custody.