In a report issued earlier today, the Departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and Justice (DOJ) revealed that 73 percent of those who were convicted in federal courts of international terrorism-related charges between September 11, 2001, and December 31, 2016, some 402 individuals, were foreign-born. Of that number, 254 were aliens and 148 had naturalized.
Andrew “Art” Arthur serves as Resident Fellow in Law and Policy for the Center for Immigration Studies, a Washington, DC-based research institute that examines the impact of immigration on American society.
January 16, 2018, 4:21 PM EST
October 31, 2017, 12:08 PM EDT
In late September, headlines were declaring that, notwithstanding President Trump's strong rhetoric, the number of aliens removed from the United States in FY 2017 was going to be lower than it had been in previous years. A review of the removal statistics for the period between FY 2008 and FY 2016 helps to explain why, notwithstanding the president's additional emphasis on immigration enforcement, the number of aliens removed from the United States, at least initially, may appear to be lower.
September 13, 2017, 12:26 PM EDT
Transnational gangs are a unique and growing public safety threat in America, not only due to their members' propensity for violence and their focus on recruiting schoolchildren, but also because of their relationship with gang leaders based outside of the United States.