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Senator Jeff Sessions, Alabama Republican.
In a release of new government data, he said that at least 380 of the 580 individuals convicted of terrorism or terrorism-related offenses between September 11, 2001 and December 31, 2014, were born outside the United States.
But many of the "native" terror convicts were the children of immigrants, a new and growing fear highlighted by the Orlando gay club slayings by the son of an immigrant.
"Of the 380 foreign-born, at least 24 were initially admitted to the United States as refugees, and at least 33 had overstayed their visas. Additionally, of those born abroad, at least 62 were from Pakistan, 28 were from Lebanon, 22 were Palestinian, 21 were from Somalia, 20 were from Yemen, 19 were from Iraq, 16 were from Jordan, 17 were from Egypt, and 10 were from Afghanistan," said a Sessions statement.
He added that the administration has stonewalled repeated requests from him and Texas Senator Ted Cruz for the information.
Sessions is the driving force behind efforts to stop illegal immigration and control legal immigration.
He has shined a spotlight on crimes committed by illegal immigrants and the millions who have overstayed their visas.
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Portions of this article came from Paul Bedard and Fair Use News
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