As 2017 comes to a close, the trump administration has released the final 2017 Alien Incarceration report that shows that more than one in five inmates in U.S. federal prisons are immigrants, the Daily Signal and the Trump administration reported.

The Alien Incarceration report also found that ninety-four percent of those incarcerated immigrants were in the U.S. illegally. The report was issued in an attempt to measure the immigration law progress after President Trump issued the crackdown on illegal immigration by way of Executive Order 13768 back in January.

Highlights of the report

The 2017 year-end total of illegal immigrants amounted to:

  • Department of Justice: 58,766 illegal immigrants
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons: 39,455 illegal immigrants
  • U.S. Marshals Service: 19,311 illegal immigrants

A further breakdown of that total reveals:

  • 37,557 people, confirmed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
  • 21,209 of those immigrants are still under investigation by Customs Immigration Enforcement to determine their legal status.
  • 35,334 of them or 94 percent were unlawfully here in the U.S.
  • 92 percent of the unlawful rate among 24,476 illegals were confirmed and in Federal Bureau of Prisons detention.
  • 97 percent of the unlawful rate among 13,081 confirmed illegal aliens incarcerated in United States Marshals Service.

Legal proceedings of imprisoned illegal citizen

The report did not include incarceration of illegals in state prisons and local jails.

The reasoning was due to the fact that those incarceration rates and the associated data isn’t sent to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as well as the Department of Justice. As a result, the total number of illegal immigrants and foreign-born people may actually be higher because both state and local jail facilities account for about 90 percent of the total U.S.

incarcerated population.

Both the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice stated that they are working to develop a dependable and consistent method to estimate the status of incarcerated illegal immigration populations across all states and local jails across the U.S. in upcoming reports, hopefully sometime in 2018.

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' statement

Prior to the release of this report, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivered statements concerning the review of immigration policies in the U.S. and said that when a nation can’t control its own borders, then it certainly is not a nation at all. Sessions added that since the U.S.’ immigration policies in the past have failed, a turnaround of the immigration crisis under President Trump’s leadership will prevail with stricter laws and crackdowns on those that violate U.S. immigration and national border laws.