A common critique that has been made by the left is that refugees coming to the United States don’t pose a threat to the nation, but a recent report reveals that to not be the case and how dangerous the seven countries included in the president’s travel ban really are.
In fact, since 2014, at least 17 alleged terrorists came from the 7 countries listed on the president’s travel ban: Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. While the left has complained that the wrong countries were included on Trump’s travel ban, 17 individuals from these nations were identified as terrorists from March 2014 – June 2016.
From The Daily Caller:
[T]he Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest used publicly available information and identified at least 17 individuals from these seven nations that from March 2014 to June 2016 were implicated in terrorism. Eight of these are terrorists convicted for crimes mainly related to giving material support or attempting to give material support to ISIS.
Since June 2016, men from these seven countries temporarily banned by Trump have continued to cause terror. At least one individual was indicted for terrorism charges from a country temporarily banned from entering the U.S., and at least one was convicted of terrorism charges.
There have also been two perpetrators of stabbings that left a total 21 individuals injured. These stabbings were both committed by Somalian refugees, one was at a mall in St. Cloud, Minn., the other was at Ohio State University.
Over the weekend, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus reiterated that President Trump’s Executive Order was not a “Muslim ban” and was merely a 3 month halt on travel from countries with terrorist ties. He suggested that during the 90-day review, the White House could add additional countries to the list if the administration feels they are not adequately fighting terrorism.
Congressman Chris Collins is a member of Congress who has supported the travel ban, saying the president is putting American safety front and center:
Rep. Chris Collins defends President Trump's travel ban: "It's putting America first and making America safe" https://t.co/VhDvHPfncE
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) January 31, 2017
Trump’s ban makes perfect sense given that the 7 countries included have a long history of terrorism ties.