The 9th Circuit judges who blocked Trump's travel order maintained that there's no evidence showing a risk to the U.S. in allowing people from the 7 terror-associated countries to come in.
But a review from a Senate committee put together in 2016 shows that 72 individuals from the 7 countries covered by Trump's order have been convicted in terror cases since 9/11.
The Center for Immigration Studies has gotten its hands on a copy of the information compiled by the committee. It includes the names of offenders, dates of conviction, terror group affiliation, federal criminal charges, sentence imposed, state of residence, and immigration history.
The United States has let in terrorists from all seven of the dangerous countries listed on the travel order:
- Somalia: 20
- Yemen: 19
- Iraq: 19
- Syria: 7
- Iran: 4
- Libya: 2
- Sudan: 1
That totals 72 terrorists.
At least 17 terrorists entered as refugees, 3 came in on student visas, and 1 arrived on a diplomatic visa.
At lease 25 of them became citizens eventually. 10 were lawful, permanent residents and 4 were illegal aliens.
72 terrorists is a big deal! But Trump's order has everyone running around like their head's been chopped off, screaming, "You can't do that!"
It needs to be done for a reason, clearly. Mark Krikorian, Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies, joined us today at 3:00pm to discuss these findings further: