‘Fugitive Backlog’ of Illegal Aliens More than 500,000, Says Department of Homeland Security

September 8, 2010 05:34

As of Sunday, Sept. 5, the Department of Homeland Security had a backlog of fugitive illegal aliens totaling 506,232 people — slightly more than the population of Sacramento, California, which currently numbers 486,189. – CNSNews.com

By Penny Starr at CNSNews.com


‘Fugitive illegal aliens are individuals who were apprehended by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for being in the United States illegally and then were released ahead of their court proceedings and deemed fugitive when they failed to appear in court.’

‘Brigham said a “fugitive” is defined as an individual who has been found legally deportable and has evaded authorities.

“A fugitive is an individual who has a final order of removal and has absconded,” Brigham said.’


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