Donald Trump has been relentlessly criticized for his call to temporarily ban Muslim immigration in the United States until authorities can properly vet the individuals seeking to enter the country.
As Hannity.com pointed out last week, at least NINE U.S. Officials have warned that ISIS can or will infiltrate the refugee process here in the United States. Their warnings have fallen on deaf ears, as the Obama Administration continues to increase the number of refugees from Islamic countries entering the U.S. (while speeding up the vetting process, no less).
Now, a new press release from Senator Jeff Sessions’ (R-AL) office backs up Trump’s claims that importing individuals from terror hotbed nations can have a dangerous impact on our national security.
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."
According to the release, the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration and National Interest has been attempting to obtain the immigration histories of individuals implicated in terrorism since 2014. While the subcommittee has yet to receive that information, the Department of Justice did provide them with a list of 580 individuals convicted of terrorism or terror-related activities between September 2001 and December 2014:
Using this list, the Subcommittee conducted open-source research and determined that at least 380 of the 580 were foreign-born (71 were confirmed natural-born, and the remaining 129 are not known). Of the 380 foreign-born, at least 24 were initially admitted to the United States as refugees, and at least 33 had overstayed their visas. Additionally, of those born abroad, at least 62 were from Pakistan, 28 were from Lebanon, 22 were Palestinian, 21 were from Somalia, 20 were from Yemen, 19 were from Iraq, 16 were from Jordan, 17 were from Egypt, and 10 were from Afghanistan.
Maybe this is why the latest Reuters poll shows that likely voters support Trump’s ban 50 to 42 percent.