The executive order regarding immigration signed by President Donald Trump Wednesday will create an office to study the effects of illegal alien crime, and will seek to find the immigration status of all imprisoned immigrants.
The executive order, Enhancing Public Safety In The Interior Of The United States, will direct the head of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to create an Office for Victims of Crimes Committed By Removable Aliens. This office would be provide services to victims of crimes by illegal immigrants and the family members of such victims. The office would also provide quarterly reports studying the effects of illegal immigrant crime in the U.S.
Trump’s executive order also calls for more transparency regarding criminal illegal immigrants in the U.S. The order directs the Secretary of Homeland Security and the U.S. attorney general to collect and provide quarterly reports on the immigration status of aliens in federal prison, under the supervision of the U.S. Marshals Service and those incarcerated in state and local prisons.
A July 2016 report found that an estimated $700 million was spent on housing non-citizen federal inmates in 2014. Bureau of Prison figures from December show that nearly 15 percent of federal inmates have Mexican citizenship.