By Will Racke
More than one out of every five federal prisoners is foreign-born, according to a joint report from the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security released on Thursday.
There were a total of 183,058 prisoners in Bureau of Prisons (BOP) custody as of Dec. 31, 2017, according to the government’s quarterly assessment, which is mandated by President Donald Trump’s January 2017 executive order on immigration enforcement.
Of those, 38,132 — or 21 percent — were known or suspected aliens. Nearly two-thirds of that foreign-born prison population did not have lawful immigration status, the DOJ/DHS report stated.
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