“Most convicted terrorists are U.S. citizens. Why does the White House say otherwise?” PBS NewsHour

Phil Hirschkorn examines the Trump administration’s claims about terrorism in the U.S. being perpetrated primarily by foreign nationals, the main justification for the executive order barring entry to people from certain countries. Statistics from a variety of governmental and research institutions refute Trump’s claims. The Center on National Security’s director Karen Greenberg said, “If you are looking to create a fact-based policy for making the country secure against terrorism, focusing on immigrants will not provide the answer. There is no predictive trend for any particular foreign nationality and terrorism in the United States. But the numbers do suggest that the United States could and should do a better job helping immigrant families adjust to life in the United States.”

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