We’ve heard that the United States is hosting 12 million or more illegal immigrants.

Some contend that’s 12 million too many; others believe many (if not most) of the people who make up that group should be allowed to stay in the country after doing some sort of legislated penance (the “path to citizenship” or amnesty).

Whichever camp you support, this article offers you some other numbers to contemplate: the Feds are targeting 590,000 “fugitive aliens,” foreign nationals who’ve skipped immigration hearings or ignored a judge’s order to leave the country. Within that group, the feds estimate 50,000 to 70,000 are “criminal aliens” convicted of non-immigration crimes at the local, state, or federal level.