350 of the 580 Individuals Convicted Of Terrorism Since 9/11 Were Foreign Born
If Islamic refugees were called AR-15s or “assault weapons,” would Democrats do their jobs and vote to bar them from entering the country? No bill no break, huh? The difference is, of course, that guns don’t have brains or kill people, nor do they subvert our culture and society from within. Mass influxes of unassimilated Islamic immigrants, on the other hand, do subvert our culture and political values. Worse, they bring jihad to our shores – guns or no guns. Most importantly, law-abiding Americans havea constitutional right to possess guns . Islamic foreign nationals, on the other hand, do not have an affirmative right to immigrate at any given time. Thus, pausing our unprecedented and unacceptable immigration policies are constitutional; pausing due process for Americans and gun rights is not.
Last year, we reported that Sens. Sessions, R-A.L. (B, 80%) and Cruz, R-T.X. (A, 97%) who sit on theJudiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, sent a letter to three department heads (State, Justice, and Homeland Security) requesting the immigration information of individuals and families involved in terrorism since 9/11. While State and Homeland balked at their request for immigration status, DOJ did provide the senators with 580 names of individuals convicted on terrorism or terrorism-related offenses between September 11, 2001 and December 31, 2014. Left to their own devices and lacking the data for complete research, subcommittee staff were able to determine that at least 380 of them were foreign born.
Immigration is an elective policy; it’s up to the discretion of the host country whether to admit certain individuals or not.
“Of the 380 foreign-born, at least 24 were initially admitted to the United States as refugees, and at least 33 had overstayed their visas,” wrote Sessions and Cruz in a press release. “Additionally, of those born abroad, at least 62 were from Pakistan, 28 were from Lebanon, 22 were Palestinian, 21 were from Somalia, 20 were from Yemen, 19 were from Iraq, 16 were from Jordan, 17 were from Egypt, and 10 were from Afghanistan.”