Obama Admin Gives Residency to 1,519 Killers Who Claimed They Were Only Terrorists ‘While Under Duress’

by Warner Todd Huston | September 30, 2015 10:32 am

You may think I am engaging hyperbole or maybe kidding here, but I’m not. Obama has actually given legal residency HERE in the USA to over 1,500 terrorists who claimed they only became terrorists because the mean Taliban/ISIS/al Qaeda made them do it.

As if Obama’s disastrous foreign policy hasn’t damaged our national security enough, now we get terrorists being given legal residency[1] because they claim someone else made them do it.

…the administration let 1,519 “inadmissible” foreigners embroiled in terrorism into the U.S. last year because the crimes were committed “while under duress.”

Before the Obama administration tweaked a federal law last year, these foreign nationals would have been banned from the country for supporting terrorist causes. But under the changes the Secretary of Homeland Security has “discretionary authority” to waive certain grounds of inadmissibility relating to terrorism. We’ve seen this discretionary authority abused in the last few years and in fact, the administration has eliminated a zero tolerance policy for granting asylum or residency to individuals who have provided any sort of terrorism-related support.

The government’s latest available figures for granting asylum or residency to individuals embroiled in terrorist causes are incredibly disturbing, especially since the agency charged with keeping the nation safe, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), appears to downplay the seriousness of the crimes. Judicial Watch obtained the numbers from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) annual report to Congress on the DHS secretary’s application of discretionary authority.

The biggest chunk of exemptions was processed for refugee applicants and lawful permanent resident status, with 806 and 614 respectively. The rest were processed under other DHS programs such as Temporary Protected Status (TPS), asylum and relief through a Justice Department initiative. The bottom line is that the U.S. government is allowing them all to stay in the country with rights and benefits afforded to legal residents despite their terrorist connections and associations.

Why would this president allow admitted terrorists into this country?

Endnotes:
  1. legal residency: http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2015/09/u-s-gives-1519-engaged-in-terrorism-while-under-duress-residency-asylum/

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