Trump orders publication of stats on terror-linked crime by foreign nationals

Trump orders publication of stats on terror-linked crime by foreign nationals
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpRosenstein expected to leave DOJ next month: reports Allies wary of Shanahan's assurances with looming presence of Trump States file lawsuit seeking to block Trump's national emergency declaration MORE in an executive order he signed Friday tasked top administration officials with providing recurring information about terrorism, gender-based violence and “honor killings.”

The order says “the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Attorney General, shall, consistent with applicable law and national security" to make the first data available within 180 days.

The directive then states the two Cabinet officials should “every 180 days thereafter” issue new updates about foreign nationals engaged in terrorism and related extremism in the U.S.

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Trump’s order first seeks “information regarding the number of foreign nationals who have been charged with terrorism-related offenses in the United States.”

The measure also applies to those “convicted of terrorism-related offenses,” “removed from the United States based on terrorism-related activity,” or “material support to a terrorism-related organization.”

The order also applies the same criteria to the “number of foreign nationals who have been radicalized after entry into the United States.”

The missive’s next section, meanwhile, calls for “information regarding the number and types of acts of gender-based violence against women, including ‘honor killings,’ in the United States by foreign nationals.”

Trump’s Homeland Security secretary and Attorney General, the order added, can additionally provide “any information relevant to public safety and security” at their own discretion.

Trump vowed while signing Friday’s new order it would thoroughly vet refugees to ensure terrorists do not enter the U.S.

“I’m establishing new vetting measures to keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the United States,” he said during a ceremony at the Pentagon. "We don’t want them here.”

“We want to ensure that we are not admitting into our country the very threats our soldiers are fighting overseas. We only want to admit those into our country who support our country and love deeply our people.”

The order indicates Trump’s administration will indefinitely block refugees from war-torn Syria from entering America.

The directive also suspends all refugee admissions for 120 days while the Trump administration determines which countries pose the least risk.

Democrats have already pounced on the details of Trump’s order, arguing it will prolong the suffering of refugees and unfairly target Muslims.