A Thursday report from Judicial Watch said that more than 10,000 illegal aliens living in the United States are from nations designated as “sponsors of terror” by the U.S. State Department.
“The distressing statistics were obtained from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) by a public interest group that favors secure borders and exposes the harms of mass migration,” the report said. “The Washington D.C. nonprofit filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and made the figures public this month. They show 10,340 non-detained illegal immigrants from Iran, Syria, Sudan and North Korea on ICE’s national docket as of June 2018. Iran tops the list with 6,331, followed by Syria (2,128), Sudan (1,860) and North Korea (21). All four countries have been designated as sponsors of terrorism by the State Department.”
The State Department knows that these illegal aliens exist because they have either been deported, or have final deportation orders pending. Still, they are freely moving about within the country.
“The U.S. government has determined that Iran is the ‘foremost state sponsor of terrorism’ because it provides a range of support, including financial, training and equipment, to groups worldwide, particularly Hezbollah,” the report said.
The report also noted that during the Syrian refugee crisis, the State Department admitted that dozens of terror-tied jihadis had made their way to the United States under the guise of refugeeism.
“Among those who slipped through the cracks is a man who failed a polygraph test after applying to work at a U.S. military installation and another who communicated with an Islamic State leader,” the report said. “Regardless, President Obama let thousands of Syrians settle in the U.S. even as his own intelligence and immigration officials warned that individuals with ties to terrorist groups used the program to infiltrate the country and that there was no way to properly screen refugees.”
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