REPORT: Homeland Security Disputes Threat Posed By Citizens of Travel Ban Countries
It was reported earlier by CNN that the White House had assigned the Department of Homeland Security the task of building a legal case for its travel ban impacting seven Mulism-majority countries.
Well, it appears that Homeland Security isn’t giving President Donald Trump what he’s looking for, per the Associated Press.
Analysts at the Homeland Security Department’s intelligence arm found insufficient evidence that citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries included in President Donald Trump’s travel ban pose a terror threat to the United States.
A draft document obtained by The Associated Press concludes that citizenship is an “unlikely indicator” of terrorism threats to the United States and that few people from the countries Trump listed in his travel ban have carried out attacks or been involved in terrorism-related activities in the U.S. since Syria’s civil war started in 2011.
A spokesperson for Homeland Security didn’t dispute the authenticity of the report, but did state that the report wasn’t final.
The travel ban executive order was temporarily blocked by a federal judge earlier this month and that stay was upheld by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
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