DHS report finds foreign-born have comprised 3-in-4 of international terrorism charges in US courts
Jennifer G. Hickey
A new government report released today reveals that as many as 73 percent of individuals convicted of international terrorism-related charges in U.S. federal courts after Sept. 11, 2001 were foreign-born.The joint Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report found that between Sept. 11, 2001 and December 31, 2016, 402 of the 549 individuals convicted of international terrorism-related charges were foreign-born.The report was required by Section 11 of President Trump’s Executive Order 13780, Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States and does not include those convicted of domestic terrorism charges or those convicted in state courts.More specifically, of the 549 convicted terrorists:
- 254 were not U.S. citizens;
- 148 were foreign-born, naturalized and received U.S. citizenship; and,
- 147 were U.S. citizens by birth.
- Mahmoud Amin Mohamed Elhassan, a national of Sudan, who was admitted to the United States in 2012 as a family member of a lawful permanent resident from Sudan and pleaded guilty four years later to attempting to provide material support to ISIS;
- Abdurasaul Hasanovich Juraboev, a national of Uzbekistan, who came via the diversity visa lottery recipient in 2011 pleaded guilty to conspiring to support ISIS; and
- Khaleel Ahmed, an Indian national who was admitted to in 1998 as a family member of a naturalized United States citizen from India. Ahmed became a U.S. citizen through naturalization and was convicted of conspiring to provide material support to terrorists.
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