A U.S. Department of Homeland Security, or DHS, report appears to undermine the Trump administration's rationale for the president's controversial immigration order.
While officials had argued that the temporary ban protected against an increased terror risk posed by immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries, the memo states that "country of citizenship is unlikely to be a reliable indicator of potential terrorist activity."
It also notes, "Since the beginning of the Syrian conflict in March 2011, the foreign-born primarily US-based individuals who were inspired by a foreign terrorist organization to participate in terrorism-related activity were citizens of 26 different countries..."
Of the 82 U.S.-based people whose deaths have been linked to the pursuit of a terrorism-related activity, the report says "slightly more than half were native-born United States citizens."
The three-page document, titled "Citizenship Likely an Unreliable Indicator of Terrorist Threat to the United States" was posted online and assessed by multiple media outlets including the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and the Associated Press.
It acknowledges that the information presented "relies on unclassified information."
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A great American, Kurt Cochran, was killed in the London terror attack. My prayers and condolences are with his family and friends.
Just watched the totally biased and fake news reports of the so-called Russia story on NBC and ABC. Such dishonesty!
Spoke to U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May today to offer condolences on the terrorist attack in London. She is strong and doing very well.
Trump always ends up being right. It's almost a little freaky.
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The real story that Congress, the FBI and all others should be looking into is the leaking of Classified information. Must find leaker now!
The Democrats made up and pushed the Russian story as an excuse for running a terrible campaign. Big advantage in Electoral College & lost!
James Clapper and others stated that there is no evidence Potus colluded with Russia. This story is FAKE NEWS and everyone knows it!
Statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day: https://t.co/KjU0MOxCHk
.@VP Mike Pence will be speaking at today's #MarchForLife -- You have our full support! https://t.co/1jb53SEGV4
The #MarchForLife is so important. To all of you marching --- you have my full support!
Mexico has taken advantage of the U.S. for long enough. Massive trade deficits & little help on the very weak border must change, NOW!
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Miami-Dade Mayor drops sanctuary policy. Right decision. Strong! https://t.co/MtPvaDC4jM
Will be interviewed by @SeanHannity on @FoxNews at 10:00pm tonight. Enjoy!
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of jobs and companies lost. If Mexico is unwilling to pay for the badly needed wall, then it would be better to cancel the upcoming meeting.
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I will be making my Supreme Court pick on Thursday of next week.Thank you!
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I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and....
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A photo delivered yesterday that will be displayed in the upper/lower press hall. Thank you Abbas! https://t.co/Uzp0ivvRp0
Will be meeting at 9:00 with top automobile executives concerning jobs in America. I want new plants to be built here for cars sold here!
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Peaceful protests are a hallmark of our democracy. Even if I don't always agree, I recognize the rights of people to express their views.
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Watched protests yesterday but was under the impression that we just had an election! Why didn't these people vote? Celebs hurt cause badly.
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The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer. From this moment on, it’s going to be #AmericaFirst🇺🇸
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What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people.
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Gillian M. Christensen, a DHS spokesperson, has since told the Wall Street Journal that the report, in her words, "is an incomplete product that fails to find evidence of terrorism by simply refusing to look at all the available evidence."
The Journal also states that "the White House on Friday dismissed it as politically motivated and poorly researched."