Last week, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling upholding a federal judge’s executive order that halted Donald Trump’s travel ban. Days later, however, this move has come back to bite the judge’s on the court in a big way.
Days after the ruling, the Center for Immigration Studies released a study revealing that the ruling blocking Trump’s temporary immigration ban is factually false. Conservative Tribune reported that the study confirms that dozens of individuals from the seven countries listed in Trump’s travel ban have been convicted of terrorism offenses since 9/11.
The 9th Circuit’s ruling, which was issued by Judges Michelle T. Friedland, William C. Canby, and Richard R. Clifton, specifically stated that there was no evidence of a danger posed by individuals from the seven countries on the list.
“A review of information compiled by a Senate committee in 2016 reveals that 72 individuals from the seven countries covered in President Trump’s vetting executive order have been convicted in terror cases since the 9/11 attacks,” the study read. “These facts stand in stark contrast to the assertions by the 9th Circuit judges who have blocked the president’s order on the basis that there is no evidence showing a risk to the United States in allowing aliens from these seven terror-associated countries to come in.”
The study cited a 2016 report from the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, chaired by Sen. Jeff Sessions, the Alabama Republican who is now Trump’s attorney general. Since the Obama administration refused to cooperate, the people behind the study had to use public information to compile it.
“The Center has extracted information on 72 individuals named in the Senate report whose country of origin is one of the seven terror-associated countries included in the vetting executive order: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen,” the report stated. “The Senate researchers were not able to obtain complete information on each convicted terrorist, so it is possible that more of the convicted terrorists are from these countries.”
“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,” the Center for Immigration Studies report added. “At least 25 of these immigrants eventually became citizens. Ten were lawful permanent residents, and four were illegal aliens.”
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