Senator Sessions: Percent Of Foreign-Born Terror Convicts In U.S. Likely Higher Than Reported

 
 
Posted Thursday, June 23rd 2016 @ 12pm  by Hannity.com Staff

As we reported yesterday on Hannity.com, a shocking new report from Senator Jeff Sessions claims that a strong majority of terror convictions in the United States are against foreign-born people. According to the report, foreign-born individuals make up at least 65% of all terror-related convictions.

The report says, "Based on open-source research conducted on a list provided by the Department of Justice, the Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest has determined that at least 380 of the 580 individuals convicted of terrorism or terrorism-related offenses between September 11, 2001 and December 31, 2014, were born abroad."

But in a interview on Wednesday's Hannity, Sessions claimed that the percentage of foreign individuals who make up terror-related convictions is probably significantly higher.

"It's really a lot more than that because we had to find that information from public sources and for a large number we couldn't," Sessions said of the report released by his office. "I'd say it's probably pushing 75% of those involved in terrorist activities were actually born [abroad]." Sessions also said that most of the individuals were coming on legal visas.

"Some are suggesting that second-generation, homegrown terrorism is the greatest problem," Sessions added. "That's really not so according to the data."

Check out Sean's interview with Senator Jeff Sessions:

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