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Three out of four individuals convicted on international terrorism charges in the U.S. were foreign born, according to a new report released by the Trump administration amid a contentious debate on national security and immigration.

Between Sept. 11, 2001, and Dec. 31, 2016, 549 individuals were convicted on international terrorism charges, of whom 254 were foreign citizens, 148 were naturalized U.S. citizens and 147 were natural born U.S. citizens, according to Justice Department  numbers.

"This report is part of the administration's efforts to illuminate basic statistics that should be at the hands of the American people to inform public discourse on the issue," a senior administration official told reporters during a briefing on Tuesday.


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