More than 925,000 aliens ordered by federal authorities to be deported from the United States are still in-country, including 170,000 convicted criminals, the Center for Immigration Studies found in a new report. Most are wandering American communities, flying under the radar of law enforcement, the nonprofit said, in a written release.

Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at CIS and author of the new report, said those figures show that the number of aliens who’ve refused to leave, despite court order, has risen by about 20 percent under President Obama, since 2012. Some may fall by the wayside of deportation because they’ve skipped their immigration proceedings; some because their country of record refused to accept them; and some others because of sanctuary city policies that have given them shelter. READ MORE