“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.
11:03 Why Trump picked a retired general for Homeland Security4
08:24 Trumps taps retired Marine general for homeland security10
16:39 Retired Marine Gen. John F. Kelly picked to head Department of Homeland Security14
20:47 Don’t be confused: An electoral college rebellion is almost certainly not going to happen13