[Swiftwater Gazette] No Evidence?

Elgin Alexander elginalexander at erols.com
Sun Feb 12 15:54:17 EST 2017

Given the information below from Sandy Fitzgerald of Newsmax, I'd like to
know how the particular judges of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals can
defend their comments and decision.  Elgin

Since the 9/11 attacks, 72 people coming from the seven Middle Eastern
countries named in President Donald Trump's executive order on travel and
refugees have been convicted on terrorism charges according to a new report
released Saturday.

According to the nonpartisan Center for Immigration Studies, the report
stands "in stark contrast to the assertions by the Ninth 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."

At least 17 of those who have been convicted claimed to be refugees, while
three came into the United States as students. Twenty-five more eventually
became American citizens, the report shows.

According to a breakdown of the countries and the numbers of people who were
eventually convicted of terror crimes:

*         Somalia: 20

*         Yemen: 19

*         Iraq: 19

*         Syria: 7

*         Iran: 4

*         Libya: 2

Jessica Vaughan, the center's director of policy studies, said she based the
report on information from a report in 2016 from the
Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Immigration and the National

The subcommittee at that time was chaired by Sen. Jeff Sessions, who is now
the new Attorney General.

The report also determined that out of 580 people convicted in terrorism
attacks since 9/11, 380 were born in foreign countries.

Out of the 72 from Trump's targeted states, the persons arrested on
terrorism charges lived in at least 16 different states, with the most
living in New York, which had 10; Minnesota and California had eight each;
and Michigan, six.

Minnesota, along with Washington, were the states that sued to block the
travel ban order, and the report revealed at least two of those convicted
were from Washington.


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