45,000 “Special Interest Aliens” Caught Since 2007, But No U.S. Terrorist Attacks from Illegal Border Crossers

ConclusionSo far, there have been zero people murdered or injured in terror attacks committed by illegal border crossers on U.S. soil.   This includes those who entered as illegal immigrants and those who entered illegally and then applied for asylum.  Only seven terrorists from special interest countries, all of whom entered prior to the government putting those countries on a list, even entered the U.S. illegally by crossing a land border.  Two of them were arrested within hours of doing so, two other received asylum, and none of them crossed the Mexican border. Our above evidence is based on past events.   The future could be different, but those who think that special interest aliens from these countries will enter illegally across the Mexican border and commit terrorist attacks here should present some compelling evidence before policymakers take them seriously.   Table: Special Interest Alien Border Patrol Apprehensions by Nationality!function(e,t,s,i){var n= " InfogramEmbeds " ,o=e.getElementsByTagName( " script " )[0],d=/^http:/.test(e.location)? " http: " : " https: " ;if(/^\/{2}/.test(i)&&(i=d+i),window[n]&&window[n].initialized)window[n].process&&window[n].process();else if(!e.getElementById(s)){var r=e.createElement( " script " );r.async=1,r.id=s,r.src=i,o.parentNode.insertBefore(r,o)}}(document,0, " infogram-async " , " https://e.infogram.com/js/dist/embed-loader-min.js " );*Numbers based on a forthcomingupdated Cato Institute policy analysis.
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