The Department of Homeland Security released an explosive study showing that there’s a shocking connection between the U.S. immigration system and homegrown terrorism in the U.S.
The DHS report found that 402 — 73 percent — of the 549 people convicted of international terrorism-related charges between Sept. 11, 2001, and the end of 2017 were foreign-born.
Of the 402 foreign-born individuals, 148 had become naturalized U.S. citizens prior to carrying out an act of terrorism.
DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen stressed the severity of the findings, adding that it further proves that significance of tightening the United States’ immigration vetting processes.
“I think what we take directly away from the report is we need to continue to enhance our screening and vetting,” Nielsen said Tuesday during an interview with CBS’ John Dickerson. “But it also tells us we need to continually vet those who are here. We have examples unfortunately over the last decades of terrorist attacks from legal permanent residents and others who were naturalized.”
President Donald Trump’s administration has worked toward imposing a bevy of new policies geared toward ensuring the United States protects itself from potential terrorist attacks.
Both Nielsen and Trump agree that there need to be tighter limits on chain migration, a wall along our southern border, and that the immigration diversity lottery needs to be ended.
The report provides context as to why the Trump administration has demanded that the U.S. tighten its refugee processes and why the travel ban from terror-ridden, Muslim majority nations is vital to ensuring the U.S. reduces the number of potential terrorists coming to America.
The days of the former President Barack Obama’s administration appeasing radical Islamic terrorism are long over, as Trump is committed to ensuring the U.S. protects its citizens from these home-grown terrorists.
Given that three of every four terrorism offenders, since 9/11 were foreign-born, all Americans should be in favor of ensuring we do everything we can to greatly reduce that number.
Source: Daily Caller