Department of Justice is about to purge the Federal Bureau of Prisons of illegal immigrant inmates and save taxpayers money.
Here’s more from the DailyCaller.com
Overall, there are 45,493 foreign-born inmates in the federal system, of which 41,554 are non-citizens.
DOJ says 54 percent of those non-citizen inmates have been issued final orders of removal. In other words, federal authorities could reduce the prison population by 22,541 prisoners — immediately — if they had the ability to deport those aliens all at once.
The average annual cost of incarcerating a single federal prisoner is about $32,000, according to a Bureau of Prisons report.
In addition to the 54 percent of alien prisoners who have been issued orders of removal, another 33 percent — 13,886 inmates — are under ICE investigation for possible deportation.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made the expedited removal of criminal aliens from the prison system a DOJ priority.