The Obama administration deported less than one-percent of the nearly half-a-million foreign nationals who illegally overstayed their visas in 2015, according to new statistics published by the Department of Homeland Security.
Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s plan to deport all undocumented immigrants would cost between $400 to $600 billion and take at least 20 years to implement, according to a report from the American Action Forum.
The flow of illegal immigrant children into the United States is expected to rise to record breaking numbers in 2016 as deportations decrease, according to leading members of the Senate’s Judiciary Committee.
There is growing concern on Capitol Hill that a recent spike in the number of foreigners arrested in the United States on terrorism charges is the result of a flawed Obama administration immigration policy that will grant residence to around 170,000 individuals from Muslim-majority nations in the coming year, according to conversations with lawmakers and congressional sources.
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.) on Monday slammed President Obama’s latest executive action on immigration that would authorize hundreds of thousands of additional foreign workers to replace American workers at a lower pay.
At least 29 individuals legally granted entrance to the United States between 2012 and 2015 have been accused of having a role in terror plots, according to public reports that experts say highlight just a fraction of those foreigners in America who could have terror ties.