By: Charles Benninghoff
– LAS VEGAS, NV: A new report released by the Department of Homeland Security shows 75-percent of convicted terrorists in America were born abroad. Many of these convicted terrorists come to America through “chain migration,” a program the Trump administration is trying to end.
EXAMPLE: The Boston Herald reported on a gruesome case involving MS-13 gang members, featured in our image today, and stated that two members of the MS-13 gang have been charged with murdering a Houston 15-year-old girl as part of a “Satanic” ritual. Miguel Angel Alvarez-Flores, 22, and Diego Alexander Hernandez-Rivera, 18, were charged with murder and the pair have also been charged in the kidnapping of another girl, 14, who alleged she was held against her will and raped by the gang members for 14 days, according to Fox News.
According to a list maintained by DOJ’s National Security Division, at least 549 individuals were convicted of international terrorism-related charges in U.S. federal courts between September 11, 2001, and December 31, 2016. DHS determined that approximately 73 percent (402 of these 549 individuals) were foreign-born.
The report shows President Trump’s efforts to severely limit which individuals come into the U.S. from abroad are badly needed.
We can’t stop terrorist acts already committed, but we CAN and MUST deport those in the country most likely to commit more terror.
We have the perfect tool in HR 3697, “The Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act” by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA).
The bill would require illegal aliens in the country who have been or become affiliated with gangs be detained and deported. It would ensure gang members are not able to receive immigration benefits, including asylum, special immigrant juvenile status or temporary protected status. Gang membership would become grounds for both deportation and for denying entry at the border. Currently, most gang members are only deported after committing an independent crime.
HR 3697 easily passed the House of Representatives last fall and is now awaiting action in the Senate Judiciary Committee. This is a hopeful sign, as Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, assisted by Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah has made the committee a strong ally of President Trump’s judicial nominees.
We are confident they will fight hard for this commons sense legislation, and we will keep the pressure on them to do so. As Congresswoman Comstock says, HR 3697 “allows ICE to remove criminal aliens based on their gang membership and gang related activity, instead of forcing our police to sit back and wait for these criminals to be convicted of specific offenses before taking them off the streets.”
In announcing his support for this legislation President Trump said: “We will defend our country, protect our communities, and put the safety of the American people first.” HR 3697 does just that.
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