179,027 Convicted Criminal Illegal Aliens Remain in US despite having Deportation Orders
Obama's Department of Homeland Security has confirmed that there are nearly 1 million illegal aliens with final orders to deport them from the united States. However, of that 1 million, roughly 20 percent of them have been convicted of a crime (other than being in the US illegally).
Detailed in DHS responses to questions posed by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), the Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, as of September 918,369 non-detained aliens with final orders of deportation remained in the U.S.
Of those 918,369 aliens with final orders of removal, 179,027 have criminal convictions and remain at large in the U.S.
"It is important to realize that 180K figure includes only the aliens convicted of a crime and ordered deported who remain in defiance of said order – it is not an estimate of total aliens who have committed crimes who are present in the U.S. or total aliens convicted of crimes who are present in the U.S., which would necessarily be a vastly larger figure," a committee aide noted in an email.