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Monday, September 05, 2016

Cruz-Sessions Report Supports Trump’s Muslim Ban

After the ISIS-inspired massacre in San Bernadino, California, Donald Trump proposed a temporary moratorium on immigration from unstable, Muslim nations. This reasonable, commonsense proposal was immediately condemned by other presidential candidates in both parties. Even Senator Ted Cruz took issue with Trump’s proposal, though he didn’t say why.

Now that Cruz has returned to his “day job” as U.S. Senator from Texas, he recently co-authored a new report with Senator Jeff Sessions that provides powerful support for Trump’s position. The report issued June 22 shows that the overwhelming majority of convicted terrorists came into our country as immigrants or refugees from Muslim countries. Cruz and Sessions were able to determine the birthplace of 451 of the 580 individuals who have been convicted of terrorism since the 9/11 attacks. Some 84% of these terrorists were foreign born – and most of them came from Muslim-majority countries such Pakistan, Egypt, Lebanon, Yemen, Somalia, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Of the 71 terrorists who were born in the United States, most were children of immigrants or refugees from Muslim countries. Senators could not report the exact number because the Obama administration refused to provide that information. Despite four official letters from the Senators, Obama’s agencies have refused to answer questions about the immigration status of the 580 persons convicted of terrorism in the United States since 9/11. If that’s not bad enough, Hillary Clinton has vowed to increase the number of Syrian refugees to 65,000. As much as Obama and Clinton may want to hide it, the facts are on Trump’s side.

*recorded August 2016

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