“According to federal data, there are at least 2 million, 2 million, think of it, criminal aliens now inside of our country, 2 million people, criminal aliens. … Since 2013 alone, the Obama administration has allowed 300,000 criminal aliens to return back into United States communities. These are individuals encountered or identified by ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement], but who were not detained or processed for deportation because it wouldn’t have been politically correct.”
We fact-checked many claims from Trump’s 75-minute speech introducing his 10-point immigration plan in a roundup, but his claims about the number of “criminal aliens” released by ICE called for a deeper dive.
21:28 Trump Proposal Would Deport More Immigrants Immediately26
15:35 Trump Administration May Mobilize National Guard Troops To Round Up Unauthorized Immigrants70
23:38 President Trump sends two Cabinet members south of the border15
21:02 In one exchange, Sean Spicer demonstrated why there’s skepticism about Trump’s claims of tolerance50