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75% of convicted perpetrators of terrorism offenses listed as foreign-born

Article author: 
NACOP Chiefs of Police - James Kouri
Article publisher: 
Conservative Base
Article date: 
January 27, 2018
Article category: 
Immigration Impact
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In what appears to be the first ever report, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reveals that three out of every four (75%), or 402, individuals convicted of international terrorism-related charges within the U.S.  federal court system between September 11, 2001, and December 31, 2016 were listed as being foreign-born.

During the study period,  DHS’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement directorate removed 1,716 aliens who were thought to be risks to U.S. national security.

The report states that in 2017 alone DHS had as many as 2,554 encounters with individuals on the terrorist watch list (a/k/a the FBI’s Terrorist Screening Database) traveling to the United States.

This report was required by Section 11 of President Donald Trump’s Executive Order 13780, Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States...

“This report reveals an indisputable sobering reality—our immigration system has undermined our national security and public safety,” said Attorney General Jess Sessions....