There are currently more than 10,000 illegal aliens living in the United States that are from nations that are engulfed in terrorism.

Of that 10,000, roughly 61 percent of the illegal aliens are from Iran, the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism.

Around 20 percent are from Syria, 18 percent from Sudan, and less than one percent are from North Korea.

That bombshell information was revealed by the Immigration Reform Law Institute after the group filed a lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act to analyze data from Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The 10,000 or so illegal aliens — who are from Iran, Syria, Sudan, and North Korea — are being protected from deportation by sanctuary laws.

IRLI reports that these illegal aliens have been ordered to be removed or have pending final orders of removal, but are currently living in America.

As noted by the Department of Justice, these four countries have been designated as sponsors of terrorism for repeatedly providing support to terrorists and terror groups.

Former Acting-ICE Director Thomas Homan recently commented on the issue of foreign nationals from dangerous nations infiltrating the U.S., stating, “My biggest concern isn’t how many terrorists have been arrested entering the country illegally, but how many got through? How many did Border Patrol not catch? That’s what Americans should be thinking about.”

“It’s bad enough that America is deluged with illegal aliens from failed states around the world,” said Dale L. Wilcox, executive director and general counsel of IRLI.

“It’s simply unacceptable that we also have more than 10,000 aliens here from terrorist states that are sworn enemies of America. We saw on 9/11 the damage that only 19 sleeper cell terrorists could cause. This is just the latest example of the disaster of sanctuary laws, which force ICE agents to operate with one hand tied behind their backs while making our communities inherently more dangerous,” he added.

This, among other factors, has played a big role in pushing U.S. immigration agencies to their breaking point.

While speaking to reporters last week, Customs and Border Protection chief Kevin K. McAleenan revealed that apprehensions hit record highs in the months of February and March.

McAleenan warned that there is an “unprecedented humanitarian and border security crisis all along our Southwest Border.”

This massive surge in migrants being held at custody facilities as put an unprecedented strain on CBP, and now there are over 10,000 illegal aliens in the country that are from the world’s most dangerous countries.

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