Trump's Executive Order Requires DHS to Report on 'Honor Killings,' 'Gender-Based Violence'

By Susan Jones | January 30, 2017 | 8:51 AM EST

President Donald Trump signs one in a series of executive orders issued during his first full week in office. (AP Photo)

(CNSNews.com) - In addition to temporarily suspending immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, President Donald Trump's Jan. 27 executive order on immigration requires the government to collect information on the number of foreign nationals who have been charged with or convicted of terrorism-related offenses while in the United States.

Section 10 of the executive order -- obtained by The New York Times -- also requires the government to disclose how many foreign nationals have been radicalized after entry into the United States or who have provided material support to terror groups in other countries.

Furthermore, the order requires "information regarding the number and types of acts of gender-based violence against women, including honor killings, in the United States by foreign nationals."

Section 10 requires the secretary of state, within one year, to submit a report on the estimated long-term costs of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program at the Federal, State, and local levels.

The very first section of the executive order describes its purpose, including prohibitions on bigots and haters who would persecute Americans based on their religion, race, gender or sexual orientation, as follows:

In order to protect Americans, the United States must ensure that those admitted to this country do not bear hostile attitudes toward it and its founding principles. The United States cannot, and should not, admit those who do not support the Constitution, or those who would place violent ideologies over American law. In addition, the United States should not admit those who engage in acts of bigotry or hatred (including 'honor' killings, other forms of violence against women, or the persecution of those who practice religions different from their own) or those who would oppress Americans of any race, gender, or sexual orientation.

Section 10, as presented in the executive order obtained by The New York Times, reads as follows:

Sec. 10. Transparency and Data Collection.

(a) To be more transparent with the American people, and to more effectively implement policies and practices that serve the national interest, the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Attorney General, shall, consistent with applicable law and national security, collect and make publicly available within 180 days, and every 180 days thereafter:

 -- (i) information regarding the number of foreign nationals in the United States who have been charged with terrorism-related offenses while in the United States; convicted of terrorism-related offenses while in the United States; or removed from the United States based on terrorism-related activity, affiliation, or material support to a terrorism-related organization, or any other national security reasons since the date of this order or the last reporting period, whichever is later;

-- (ii) information regarding the number of foreign nationals in the United States who have been radicalized after entry into the United States and engaged in terrorism-related acts, or who have provided material support to terrorism-related organizations in countries that pose a threat to the United States, since the date of this order or the last reporting period, whichever is later; and

-- (iii) information regarding the number and types of acts of gender-based violence against women, including honor killings, in the United States by foreign nationals, since the date of this order or the last reporting period, whichever is later; and

-- (iv) any other information relevant to public safety and security as determined by the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Attorney General, including information on the immigration status of foreign nationals charged with major offenses.

(b) The Secretary of State shall, within one year of the date of this order, provide a report on the estimated long-term costs of the USRAP at the Federal, State, and local levels.

 


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