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Immigration security report fails to connect with Trump's key reforms

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The departments of Homeland Security and Justice released a report today showing that three out of four people convicted of international terrorism-related offenses between September 11, 2001, and the end of 2016 were foreign-born.

What was missing: While the report's press release tied it to President Trump’s national security concerns on immigration reform, a senior administration official speaking in a background briefing failed to connect the foreign-born terrorism convictions with programs like the diversity visa lottery program and "chain migration." The official stated that DOJ and DHS did not yet have the details surrounding those individuals’ manner of entry into the U.S.