Must See: DHS Just Released An Absolute Bombshell Terrorism Report – 73 Percent…

According to a new terrorism report released by the Department of Homeland Security, nearly 73 percent of people convicted of international terrorism-related charges were foreign-born.

Per the Daily Caller, the DHS reports at least 549 people have been convicted of terrorism-related charges between Sept. 11, 2001 and the end of 2016.

The report adds that 403 of those convicted were born outside the U.S.

DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen shared the report and more during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

From the Daily Caller:

DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says the findings suggest the U.S. needs to improve its immigration vetting process, to include screening certain immigrants after they arrive.

“I think what we take directly away from the report is we need to continue to enhance our screening and vetting,” she told CBS’ John Dickerson on Tuesday. “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.”

“The DHS study follows a spate of recent terror-related offenses allegedly committed by foreign-born people who had immigrated to the U.S. through legal channels,” the Daily Caller reports. “The suspects two incidents in New York City — a deadly truck rampage in October and an attempted suicide bombing in December — had arrived through the diversity visa lottery and on a family preference visa, respectively.”

The Trump administration is reportedly using the information from the report to further advocate for increased security measures and enhanced vetting for migrants to the U.S.

Here’s more:

The DHS report released Tuesday comes out of Section 11 of President Donald Trump’s March executive order on preventing terrorist entry to the U.S. The order requires homeland security officials to compile data on terrorism offenses and other public safety threats committed by foreign nationals.

In addition to the terror-related convictions, roughly 1,700 aliens who posed “national security concerns” have been deported since September 2001, according to the Section 11 report. The combined number of convictions and deportations are evidence a merit-based system is needed to ensure the immigration of people who can assimilate and thrive in the U.S., a senior administration official said Tuesday.

President Trump quickly commented on the results of the report.

“New report from DOJ & DHS shows that nearly 3 in 4 individuals convicted of terrorism-related charges are foreign-born,” Trump tweeted. “We have submitted to Congress a list of resources and reforms we need to keep America safe, including moving away from a random chain migration and lottery system, to one that is merit-based.”

Fox News has more on Nielsen’s hearing:

The Department of Homeland Security has asked federal prosecutors to examine the possibility of bringing criminal charges against leaders of so-called sanctuary cities, Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told lawmakers Tuesday.

“The Department of Justice is reviewing what avenues may be available,” Nielsen told the Senate Judiciary Committee. The secretary added that sanctuary policies were “putting my [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] officers at risk.”

The Trump administration has vowed to withhold federal money from localities that refuse to give federal immigration authorities access to jails and provide advance notice when someone in the country illegally is about to be released.

Note: The author of this article has included commentary that expresses an opinion and analysis of the facts.

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