Between 2001 and 2014, the United States has permanently resettled nearly three quarters of a million migrants (674,920) from nations that may execute gays and lesbians — including a quarter of a million (250,387) who were resettled during Hillary Clinton’s tenure in the State Department.
As Secretary of State, Clinton was in charge of screening visas for admission, which some foreign nationals could then adjust to receive green cards.
Following the Orlando terrorist attack, in which the son of Afghan migrants targeted the LGBT community and slaughtered 49 people in a gay nightclub, Donald Trump called for a common-sense, “mainstream immigration policy that promotes American values.” Indeed, new evidence has shown that the Orlando terrorist’s anti-Western values were imported from overseas — and were not “homegrown” or native to the United States absent immigration.
Trump explained that the values of radical Islam — which our current immigration policies are importing into America — are “incompatible with Western values and institutions”:
A radical Islamic terrorist targeted the nightclub not only because he wanted to kill Americans, but in order to execute gay and lesbian citizens because of their sexual orientation. It is a strike at the heart and soul of who we are as a nation… Many of the principles of Radical Islam are incompatible with Western values and institutions. Radical Islam is anti-woman, anti-gay and anti-American. I refuse to allow America to become a place where gay people, Christian people, and Jewish people, are the targets of persecution and intimidation by Radical Islamic preachers of hate and violence.
Trump pledged that, as President, he would curb the flow of assimilation-resistant migrants from terror-prone regions that “share these same oppressive views.”
Following the attack, the Washington Post published a list of mostly Muslim countries where homosexuality may be punished by death. The Washington Post, however, did not deem it necessary to make any mention of how many migrants from these nations that hold anti-Western, anti-LGBT values are being resettled throughout the United States.
Between 2001 and 2014, the U.S. permanently resettled 674,920 migrants from nations where gays can be executed, according to data from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
This figure does not include the total number of migrants the U.S. has permanently resettled from Muslim nations during that time, which is nearly 1.7 million.
Below is the breakdown of how many migrants the U.S. has admitted from countries where homosexuality can be punishable by death.
The Washington Post writes that in Yemen, “According to the 1994 penal code, married men can be sentenced to death by stoning for homosexual intercourse. Unmarried men face whipping or one year in prison. Women face up to seven years in prison.”
Between 2001 and 2014, the United States permanently resettled 37,648 Yemen foreign nationals on green cards.
As legal immigrants, these foreign nationals can apply for access to U.S. voting privileges, federal welfare benefits, and can bring over their family members from anti-gay countries through chain migration.
In Iran, “in accordance with sharia law, homosexual intercourse between men can be punished by death, and men can be flogged for lesser acts such as kissing. Women may be flogged,” the Washington Post reports.
Number of Iranian nationals permanently resettled in U.S. since 2001: 178,146
In Iraq, “the penal code does not expressly prohibit homosexual acts, but people have been killed by militias and sentenced to death by judges citing sharia law,” the Washington Post writes.
According to Pew, almost all Muslims in Iraq (91%) support sharia law as official law.
Number of Iraqi nationals permanently resettled in U.S. since 2001: 135,229
In Mauritania, “Muslim men engaging in homosexual sex can be stoned to death, according to a 1984 law. Women face prison,” notes the Washington Post.
Number of foreign nationals from Mauritania permanently resettled in U.S. since 2001: 5,601
In Nigeria, “federal law classifies homosexual behavior as a felony punishable by imprisonment, but several states have adopted sharia law and imposed a death penalty for men. A law signed in early January makes it illegal for gay people countrywide to hold a meeting or form clubs,” the Washington Post reports.
Number of Nigerian nationals permanently resettled in U.S. since 2001: 163,279
Moreover, according to the Population Reference Bureau (PRB), immigration from Nigeria has also brought the brutal misogynistic practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) to U.S. shores. The PRB estimates that there are 40,932 women and girls in the United States at risk of undergoing the barbaric practice solely due to immigration from Nigeria.
In Qatar, “Sharia law… applies only to Muslims, who can be put to death for extramarital sex, regardless of sexual orientation,” the Washington Post writes.
Number of foreign nationals from Qatar permanently resettled in U.S. since 2001: 2,128
In Saudi Arabia, “under the country’s interpretation of sharia law, a married man engaging in sodomy or any non-Muslim who commits sodomy with a Muslim can be stoned to death. All sex outside of marriage is illegal,” the Washington Post reports.
Number of Saudi nationals permanently resettled in U.S. since 2001: 17,589
This figure does not include temporary migrants from Saudi Arabia, which has increased exponentially in recent years. Student visas for Saudi students have seen a 16-fold increase since 9/11. Since 2010, the number immigrants arriving in the U.S. from Saudi Arabia was up 93 percent.
In Somalia, “The penal code stipulates prison, but in some southern regions, Islamic courts have imposed Sharia law and the death penalty,” writes the Washington Post.
Number of Somali nationals permanently resettled in U.S. since 2001: 82,759
Additionally, the prevalence rate of Female Genital Mutilation for women and between the ages of 15 and 59 is 98 percent in Somalia. The PRB estimates there are more than 75,000 women and girls at risk of FGM in the United States due solely to Somali immigration.
In Sudan, “three-time offenders under the sodomy law can be put to death; first and second convictions result in flogging and imprisonment. Southern parts of the country have adopted more lenient laws,” the Washington Post reports.
Number of Sudanese nationals permanently resettled in U.S. since 2001: 42,388
Plus, there are an estimated 20,455 women and girls at risk of FGM due to migration from Sudan.
In the United Arab Emirates, “Lawyers in the country and other experts disagree on whether federal law prescribes the death penalty for consensual homosexual sex or only for rape. In a recent Amnesty International report, the organization said it was not aware of any death sentences for homosexual acts. All sexual acts outside of marriage are banned,” writes the Washington Post.
Number of foreign nationals from United Arab Emirates permanently resettled in U.S. since 2001: 10,153
Many Washington politicians, however, have pushed to continue — and even expand- – the already record high levels of immigration from nations that hold anti-Western values.
Hillary Clinton is joined in her opposition to pausing Muslim migration by House Speaker Paul Ryan, who today said that temporarily pausing Muslim migration is “not reflective of our principles” and is not “in our country’s best interest.”
In stating his opposition to Trump’s proposal, Ryan did not explain how American communities have been made better by such historic flows of Sharia-sympathetic migrants or — as Donald Trump put it — “why we should admit anyone into our country who supports violence of any kind against gay and lesbian Americans.”
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