925,000 Aliens Ordered Removed Have Not Departed
One year after Kate Steinle's death,
no progress on enforcement
WASHINGTON, DC (July 1, 2016) — Our
The report includes maps showing the countries of citizenship of these aliens. View the full analysis at:http://cis.org/vaughan/non-departed-925000-aliens-ordered-removed-are-still-here
Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Center and author of the report, found that the number of non-departed post-final-order aliens has grown about 20 percent since 2012.
According to Vaughan, these aliens, who have all exhausted all due process and appeals, are still here because they skipped out on their immigration proceedings, or because their home country refused to take them back, or because of local sanctuary policies that prevent their deportation, as in the case of Steinle's killer.
Said Vaughan: "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. And tens of thousands of deportable criminal aliens are still at large causing harm in American communities. Following through on these deportation orders would be an easy way to lighten the fiscal and social burden that immigration imposes, and improve public safety to boot."
Aliens from Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras and