Chain Migration Imported 120K Foreign Nationals from Terrorist-Funding Countries Since 2005

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John Binder
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13 December 2017
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National News
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Nearly 120,000 foreign nationals have been allowed to enter the United States since 2005 despite coming from countries designated as state-sponsors of terrorism.
Previously unreleased data from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reveals the scale to which foreign relatives of immigrants in the U.S. have been able to mass immigrate to the country over the last few decades. This process is known as “chain migration,” whereby new immigrants can bring an unlimited amount of foreign family members with them to the U.S.
In total, chain migration has imported more than 117,000 foreign nationals from the three countries that the State Department recognizes as state-sponors of terrorism: Iran, Syria, and Sudan...
Though not being a state-sponsor of terrorism, Bangladesh has been able to send more than 140,000 foreign nationals to the U.S. since 2005 due to chain migration, Breitbart News reported.
This data was released to Breitbart News following a botched ISIS-inspired terrorist attack in New York City this week where 27-year-old Akayed Ullah, a Bangladesh national, allegedly attempted to detonate a suicide bomb.
    8,508 Bangladeshi nationals entered n 2005
    9,936 entered in 2006
    7,765 entered in 2007
    7,795 entered in 2008
    12,974 entered in 2009
    11,407 entered in 2010
    13,136 entered in 2011
    13,379 entered in 2012
    11,346 entered in 2013
    14,170 entered in 2014
    13,034 entered in 2015
    18,051 entered in 2016
Since 2005, 141,501 Bangladeshi nationals have entered U.S. as chain migrants...
Terrorist-sanctioned countries have also sent nearly 30,000 foreign nationals to the U.S. since 2007 via the Diversity Visa Lottery program that was championed by Sen. Ted Kennedy and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Breitbart News reported.



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