72 Terrorists Came From Countries Covered by Trump Vetting Order

Study:  72 Terrorists Came From Countries Covered by Trump Vetting Order 

Seventy-two individuals hailing from the seven countries covered by the Trump travel pause have been convicted of committing terrorist acts in the U.S. since 9/11, according to a report recently released by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS). These facts, gleaned from information compiled by a Senate committee in 2016, are in sharp contrast to the assertions made by the Ninth Circuit judges who blocked the president’s recent executive order temporarily halting admissions from those countries. 

Admissions of convicted terrorists, by country included in Trump admission freeze:

  • Somalia: 20

  • Yemen: 19

  • Iraq: 19

  • Syria: 7

  • Iran: 4

  • Libya: 2

  • Sudan: 1

Total: 72

According to the report, at least 17 individuals entered as refugees from these terror-prone countries. Three came in on student visas and one arrived on a diplomatic visa, and at least 25 of these immigrants eventually became citizens. Ten were lawful permanent residents, and four were illegal aliens.

Thirty-three of the 72 individuals from the seven terror-associated countries were convicted of very serious terror-related crimes, and were sentenced to at least three years imprisonment. The crimes included use of a weapon of mass destruction, conspiracy to commit a terror act, material support of a terrorist or terror group, international money laundering conspiracy, possession of explosives or missiles, and unlawful possession of a machine gun.