I'm trying to reconcile two different sets of data.
The House Judiciary committee reports:
|year||Criminal Alien Removals||Non-Criminal Removals||Total|
while the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reports:
In the footnotes of that table, "Removals" are defined as
Removals are the compulsory and confirmed movement of an inadmissible or deportable alien out of the United States based on an order of removal. An alien who is removed has administrative or criminal consequences placed on subsequent reentry owing to the fact of the removal.
I believe the criteria for "inadmissible or deportable alien" comes from 8 U.S. Code § 1227 - Deportable aliens.
The DHS glossary defines "Criminal Removal" as
The deportation, exclusion, or removal of an alien who has 1) been charged under a section of the Immigration and Nationality Act that requires a criminal conviction and that charge is the basis for the removal or 2) a criminal conviction noted in the Deportable Alien Control System (DACS) for a crime that renders the alien removable. An alien with an appropriate criminal conviction is considered a criminal alien regardless of the section of law under which the alien was removed.
Note that although the definition comes from the DHS, the term "Criminal Alien Removals" (which I assume is the same as "Criminal Removals") is used in the Judiciary Committee report.
Since court orders are not the same as convictions, "Removals" is a broader category than "Criminal Alien Removals". However, based on the names I would expect "Criminal Alien Removals" plus "Non-Criminal Removals" to equal "Removals", but the numbers above do not bear that out:
Is there a way to reconcile the two sets of data? Is there a way to account for the difference between "Total" (i.e. the sum of "Criminal Alien Removals" and "Non-Criminal Removals") and "Removals"?
Or is one of the two sets of data wrong? If so, which one?