Importing Our Terrorism

More than 65 percent of those convicted on terror-related charges since 9/11 were born abroad

At least 380 people convicted on terrorism-related charges since the Sept. 11 attacks — including two dozen who came as refugees — were born in foreign countries, according to a report released Wednesday by a Senate subcommittee.

The report comes after federal agencies ignored three requests by the Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest to detail the immigration histories people convicted between Sept. 11, 2001, and Dec. 31, 2014. The Justice Department provided the list of 580 people convicted on terror-related charges but deferred questions about where the convicts came from to the Department of Homeland Security. Of those the subcommittee identified 65 percent were born abroad.