DHS: More than 400K Convicted Criminal Border Crossers Living in U.S.
John Binder, Breitbart, April 18, 2023
More than 400,000 convicted criminal border crossers are living throughout the United States, after being released into the nation’s interior, while they await their deportation hearings, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) data reveals.
Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS) raised the figure with DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on Tuesday.
“Your budget reveals there are over five million aliens on the non-detained docket for deportation,” Marshall told Mayorkas. “Of those five million, there are over 400,000 convicted criminal aliens residing in this country.”
Those more than 5.2 million border crossers on the Non-Detained Docket means they are living throughout the U.S. without being in ICE custody. Some will not go before a federal immigration for five to 10 years.