Three quarters of prisoners in the United States for terrorism were born outside of the country

WASHINGTON, 16 Jan — RIA Novosti, Alexei Bogdanovsky. Three quarters of prisoners in the United States for terrorism in the last 15 years were born abroad, according to a joint report of the Ministry of internal security and Ministry of justice.

“Among persons convicted on charges related to international terrorism, three out of four (a total of 402 people) were born abroad,” the report says. The authors clarify that this statistic relates to the period 11 September 2001 to 31 December 2016.

“During the same period, immigration and customs police United States deported approximately 1716 foreigners related to national security threats. In addition, in 2017, the Department of homeland security was dealing with 2554 travelers, which are included in the list of monitoring potential terrorists,” the report said.

The report is intended to support the agenda of President Donald trump, who insists on toughening immigration and denied entry to U.S. citizens of several countries. The method of accounting of suspects, is likely to trigger criticism from political opponents trump. The mere fact of birth abroad does not mean that terrorism suspects were in the U.S. illegally or that their arrival in the United States could have been prevented by following the suggestions trump on immigration.

As stated in the report, in 15 years, terrorism in the U.S. was charged with 549 employees, of which 402 persons (73%) were born abroad. Of these, 254 were not citizens of the United States, 148 were naturalized citizens of the country, and 147 were US citizens by birth (e.g., were children of American citizens).

Also in the period from 1 October 2011 to 30 September 2017 administrative detention was applied to 355 thousand non-citizens of the United States, which previously condemned for serious crimes. Between 2007 and 2017 the service of citizenship and immigration, the US showed nearly 46 thousand foreigners convicted of crimes in the United States and is therefore ineligible for legalization in the country. In addition, 2010-2016 U.S. customs prevented to hop on a plane to America 73 thousand foreigners, which the authorities consider undesirable due to immigration or anti-terrorism considerations.