|Eastern Shore of the United States of America|
402 foreign-born individuals were convicted of terrorism in United States courts.
1,716 foreign-born aliens with national security concerns were removed from the United States.
- These totals only show those aliens who were convicted or removed, and therefore, do not represent the total measure of foreign terrorist infiltration of the United States.
- A significant number of terrorists have entered the United States solely on the basis of family ties and extended-family chain migration.
- Mufid Elfgeeh, who benefitted from chain migration, was sentenced to more than 22 years in prison for attempting to recruit fighters for ISIS.
- Mahmoud Amin Mohamed Elhassan, who entered the United States as a relative of a lawful permanent resident, pleaded guilty to attempting to provide material support to ISIS.
- Uzair Paracha, who entered the United States as a relative of a lawful permanent resident, was sentenced to more than 30 years in prison for providing material support to al Qaeda.
- Terrorists have also entered the United States through the visa lottery program.
- Abdurasaul Hasanovich Juraboev, who entered the United States through the visa lottery program, pleaded guilty to conspiring to support ISIS.
- Ali Shukri Amin, who entered the United States as the child of a visa lottery recipient, was sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for conspiring to provide material support to ISIS.
- The report by DOJ and DHS does not contain information regarding the number of terrorism and terrorism-related offenses committed by individuals who are the children of foreign-born individuals.
- Terrorist attacks carried out by children of foreign-born individuals include the attack in Orlando by Omar Mateen, which killed 49 people and wounded more than 50 others, and the attack in San Bernadino, California by Syed Rizwan Farook, which killed 14 people and injured 22 others.
- The report also found that in FY 2017, DHS had 2,554 encounters with individuals on the terrorist watch list who had attempted to enter and infiltrate the United States
- The Attorney General and Secretary of Homeland Security have repeatedly explained that our current immigration system compromises our national security."
- We have a President who is trying to work with both Parties in Congress to fix this problem but it seems there is still party politics at play as well as animus because the President is an outsider who doesn't care about politics but want to fix the problems.
- Of course this has nothing to do with those crossing the southern border rather those who entered legally. The southern border is a disaster and the President is currently working on fixing that problem. Illegal crossing have been reduced since the new President took office. It is believed the tough talk and down to earth qualities of President Trump are in play. He certainly is not inviting illegals( those who cross over the border illegally) which was the "perceived" stance of the last administration.
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