The Center of Immigration Studies (CIS) has reviewed a Senate report on individuals convicted in terror cases since 9/11 and found that 72 individuals came from one of the seven countries listed in Pres. Trump’s executive order as a hot spot for terror. His order was blocked by both a Federal District Judge James Robart and the Ninth Circuit Court last week. Judge Robart claimed that there was no evidence that individuals from these countries posed a national security risk.
Pres. Trump’s executive order paused all new non-citizen entries from these 7 countries that were deemed hot spots for terror by the Obama administration and Congress in 2015.
In June 2016 the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, then chaired by new Attorney General Jeff Sessions, compiled the original report that found out that 380 out of the 580 people convicted of terror cases since 9/11 were foreign-born.
You can view the Senate report at Foxnews.com.
According to CIS’ review 17 out of the 72 individuals entered the U.S. as refugees, 3 entered on student visas and 1 arrived on a diplomatic visa. Around 25 of the 72 immigrants became U.S. citizens, 10 others became lawful permanent residents and 4 were illegal aliens. 33 of the 72 were convicted of very serious terror-related crimes and sentenced to three years or more in prison.
You can read the full review at CIS.org.
Updated: Mon, Feb 27th 2017 @ 11:30am EST